The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that total August passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was up 0.8 percent from 2014 figures, with 903,354 passengers arriving and departing through its gates during the month. During August, passenger boardings at KCI were up 0.4 percent, with a total of 440,165.
"Passenger traffic at KCI continues an upward trend," said Kansas City Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh. "Our airline partners continue to expand their service in Kansas City and travelers from across the four-state region are taking advantage of new nonstop flights and competitive fares.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 1.8 percent in August with a total of 15.5 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during August amounted to 14.8 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 0 percent. Air mail for August was up 70.6 percent from August 2014 with 681,694 pounds handled. The all-cargo carriers reported 5 daily departures for August.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for August 2015 was 161. Service was offered to 41 nonstop markets. There was an average of 36,829 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day with no significant change from last year.
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