The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 764,925 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in February, a 4.2 percent increase from February 2016. February passenger boardings were up 4.3 percent, with a total of 384,665.
“We’re pleased to see that despite comparing to a 29-day February last year, the string of consecutive year-over-year growth at KCI has increased to 34 months,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “The region’s appetite for air travel continues to increase and we are grateful to our airline partners who have responded with larger airplanes and additional flights.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 1.9 percent in February with a total of 15.5 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during February amounted to 15.1 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 1.8 percent.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for February 2017 was 163. Service was offered to 45 nonstop markets. There was an average of 37,129 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day.
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