The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 969,599 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in October, up 1 percent from October 2015. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 9,218,012, up 5.3 percent. October passenger boardings were up 0.5 percent, with a total of 483,141. For the year to date, boardings are 4,607,142, up 5.3 percent.
“October marks 30 consecutive months of year over year traffic increases, the longest stretch of continued increases in 20 years,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “We are grateful to our airline partners for their continued growth at KCI through additional flights, new routes and larger aircraft.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 1.4 percent in October with a total of 17.3 million pounds handled, and 173 million pounds handled year to date, up 9.5 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during October amounted to 16.6 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 1 percent. Year to date, air freight is up 10.5 percent with a total of 167.7 million pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for October 2016 was 166. Service was offered to 43 nonstop markets. There was an average of 39,664 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 6 daily departures for October.
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