News from the Aviation Department
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Joe McBride, (816) 243-3160
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2013
KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Up for October
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 852,853 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in October, which represents an increase of 2.0 percent from October 2012. Passenger boardings at KCI were up 2.2 percent, with a total of 427,375 during October. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 4,024,775, a decrease of 2.6 percent from the same period last year.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for October was 181. Service was offered to 43 nonstop markets. There was an average of 36,479 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, up 2.5 percent from last year.
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 0.7 percent in October. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is up 3.3 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during October amounted to 17.2 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 0.3 percent. Air mail for October was up 48 percent from October 2012. The all-cargo carriers reported 5 daily departures for October.
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