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Friday, May 31, 2013
Contact: Joe McBride

KCI Airport Reports April Traffic

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 776,274 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in April, which represents a decrease of 4.1 percent from April 2012. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 4.6 percent, with a total of 388,186 during April. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 1,427,437, a decrease of 9.2 percent from the same period last year.

“We are seeing slow improvement in passenger traffic as expected and hope the trend continues,” said Tom McKenna, Kansas City Aviation Department assistant director of aviation - marketing.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for April was 183. Service was offered to 45 nonstop markets. There was an average of 37,233 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 3.2 percent in April. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is up 6.2 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during April amounted to 15.9 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 3.5 percent. Air mail for April was down 12.6 percent from April 2012. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for April.

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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