The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,075,686 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in June, a 4.2-percent increase from June 2016. June passenger boardings were up 4.4 percent, with a total of 535,270 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 5,594,462, up 5.2 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 2,804,761 up 5.3 percent.
“June marked our 38th consecutive month of year over year growth and our busiest month in a decade,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “We are on pace to serve more than 11.3 Million passengers this year.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 4.1 percent in June with a total of 17.5 million pounds handled. Year to date, 100.7 million pounds have been handled, down 2.0 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during June amounted to 16.7 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 5.1 percent. Year to date, air freight is down 3.8 percent with a total of 96.3 million pounds handled. Air mail for June was up 24.1 percent from June 2016 with 762,297 pounds handled. Air mail is up 63.9 percent year to date with 4.5 million pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for June 2017 was 176. Service was offered to 48 nonstop markets. There was an average of 42,516 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 6 daily departures for June.
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