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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Contact: Joe McBride

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Down 3.4 Percent in May

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 880,513 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in May, which represents a decrease of 3.6 percent from May 2011. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 3.4 percent, with a total of 450,612 during May. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 2,022,840, an increase of 4.5 percent from the same period last year.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for May was 186. Service was offered to 45 nonstop markets. There was an average of 35,555 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, down 6.1 percent from last year.

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 10.1 percent in May. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is up 3.0 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during May amounted to over 16.1 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 12.1 percent. Air mail for May was down 46 percent from May 2011. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for May.

The Kansas City Airport System is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation, or maintenance of the airports in the system. Visit for more information. Find us on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, contact Tom McKenna, Aviation Department, (816) 243-3160.
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