Security screening at Kansas City International Airport is conducted by a subcontractor of the Transportation Security Administration. Effective September 1, 2020, VMD Corp is the contractor. Together with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Kansas City International police division, the TSA and VMD work as a team to ensure safe and efficient passenger screening experience.
Beginning May 7, 2025, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, passport or other acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.
REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card. If you’re not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency (Missouri, Kansas or full state list) on how to obtain a REAL ID-compliant card. For more information on this federally mandated act, please visit the Department of Homeland Security website or the Transportation Security Administration website.
Travelers flying internationally must still have a passport. For information about obtaining a passport or visa information, visit the website for the Department of State.
VMD Corp defends our nation’s critical air travel infrastructure. They are recognized leaders in protecting domestic and foreign travelers and ensuring the safety and security of all individuals within our borders. VMD has developed a strong reputation within TSA as a leading provider of Aviation Security Services at airports throughout the United States.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ensures the national airport system is safe, efficient and environmentally responsible and meets the needs of the traveling public. Visit the airports section of the FAA website for further information. The FAA also has a PackSafe site on packing safely for everyone onboard the aircraft.
The Aviation Department's Airport Police Division provides protection and service to all persons and property within the jurisdictions of the Kansas City International Airport and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Provides prompt assistance with and direction to the needs of the public and airport tenants through responsive and courteous interaction. Ensures the safe and orderly movement of traffic through effective direction and enforcement. Provides badging services to all airport employees and tenants through the ID Office. Regulates the operations of all taxi and limousine services. Provides additional informational and security related needs to the patrons, tenants and airport employees through the Airport Communications Center.