The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 785,867 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in January, a 2.2 percent increase from January 2016. January passenger boardings were up 2.1 percent, with a total of 391,315.
“The new year is off to a strong start,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “With increasing traffic in January the string of consecutive year-over-year growth at KCI has increased to 33 months.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 1.8 percent in January with a total of 16.5 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during January amounted to 15.7 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 1.8 percent.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for January 2017 was 164. Service was offered to 46 nonstop markets. There was an average of 37,069 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 7 daily departures for January.
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