- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The aircraft overhaul base at Kansas City International Airport has signed a three-year contract to do maintenance work for Southwest Airlines.

Base operator Aviation Technical Services said Tuesday maintenance work for Southwest will begin later this year. Southwest operates 67 daily non-stop flights from KCI to 26 destinations.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/1uEexO4 ) financial terms were not disclosed.

The repair base reopened at KCI earlier this year. It also has contracts with Hawaiian Airlines, Air Canada and UTair Aviation, one of Russia’s largest airlines.

ATS has said it plans to employ 540 workers and 40 contract employees in three to five years, and the operation eventually could grow to 1,000 jobs.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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