Passenger Starts New Beginning Alongside Terminal at Kansas City International Airport
The opening day of the new airport terminal in Kansas City was a fresh start for travel in the city, and one of the terminal’s first passengers started a new journey of her own.
More than 100 women and minority-owned businesses were part of building the new terminal, and one local business owner, Fatima Parish, was proud to be a part of the commitment to diversity.
Her company, Parish and Sons Construction, excavation, and grading, played a big role in the project and it has been transformational for her and her company.
The developer of the terminal committed to awarding 35% of the project to women and minority-owned businesses, and Parish is a proud part of that statistic.
She sees this experience as setting her up for success in future projects, allowing her to have a much larger network.
Parish’s plan has always involved her family, as her four sons know what it means to work hard and persist in a male-dominated field.
The new terminal is inclusive, with attention to detail and thoughtfulness in every aspect.
There are nursing spaces inside the restrooms for parents, a variety of food options past security, and even a play area for kids.
The artwork and even a place for pets make everyone feel included in the process.
The opening of the new terminal marks a new beginning not only for travel but for the future of Kansas City and its diverse community.