KCI Airport passenger traffic up 2.4 percent in September

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 811,497 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in September, which represents an increase of 2.4 percent from September 2009. Passenger boardings at KCI were up 1.9 percent, with a total of 406,808 during September. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 3,715,114, an increase of 1.9 percent from the same period last year.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for September was 196. Service was offered to 45 nonstop markets. There was an average of 37,760 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, down 1.4 percent from last year.

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 3.6 percent in September. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is down 2.3 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during September amounted to over 15 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 5.4 percent. Air mail for September was down 30.1 percent from September 2009. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for September.

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For more information, contact Joe McBride, Aviation Department, (816) 243-3164.

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