The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 945,618 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in August, up 4.7 percent from August 2015. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 7,301,673, up 5.4 percent. August passenger boardings were up 4.6 percent, with a total of 460,466. For the year to date, boardings are 3,654,399, up 5.6 percent.
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 18.2 percent in August with a total of 18.4 million pounds handled, and 137.9 million pounds handled year to date, up 11.1 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during August amounted to 17.8 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 19.6 percent. Year to date, air freight is up 12.2 percent with a total of 133.8 million pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for August 2016 was 174. Service was offered to 46 nonstop markets. There was an average of 41,186 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 6 daily departures for August.
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