Kansas City officials are keeping up the push to convince American Airlines to keep open its overhaul base at Kansas City International Airport and they’re asking for help from Governor Bob Holden. Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes has traveled to Jefferson City to discuss the issue with the Governor. Kansas City has already offered to put a $200-Million bond package on the table for American Airlines. As for whether that’s good enough to influence American’s decision, Mayor Kay Barnes won’t speculate. The state is kicking in about $600,000 of that total and is being asked for more. Governor Holden says the state wants to do its part to help sweeten he pot. American has indicated it will make a decision this Fall on the carrier’s KCI maintenance base and the 2,300 jobs at that facility. KCI is in competition with American facilities in Texas and Oklahoma.
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