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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Contact: Joe McBride

KCI Airport Reports March Traffic

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 810,006 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in March, which represents a decrease of 7.8 percent from March 2012. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 10.2 percent, with a total of 399,558 during March. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 1,039,251, a decrease of 10.8 percent from the same period last year.

“Passenger traffic is expected to slowly improve through the second half of the year as the economy slowly continues its recovery,” said Tom McKenna, Kansas City Aviation Department assistant director of aviation - marketing.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for March was 179. Service was offered to 45 nonstop markets. There was an average of 36,550 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, down one percent from last year.

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 5.8 percent in March. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is up 7.1 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during March amounted to 17.6 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 7.6 percent. Air mail for March was up 0.3 percent from March 2012. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for March.

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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