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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Contact: Joe McBride

KCI Airport Reports February Traffic

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 604,296 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in February, which represents a decrease of 13.3 percent from February 2012. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 13.9 percent, with a total of 302,957 during February. Winter snow storms caused a 16-hour airport closure and multiple storms during the month caused hundreds more flight cancellations. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 639,693, a decrease of 11.2 percent from the same period last year.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for February was 168. Service was offered to 46 nonstop markets. There was an average of 32,786 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, down 4.2 percent from last year. Available seats should increase starting in April.

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 2.6 percent in February. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is up 8 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during February amounted to 14.4 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 2.5 percent. Air mail for February was down 9 percent from February 2012. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for February.

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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