KANSAS CITY, MO., December 14, 2007 ? Kansas City International Airport (KCI) recorded 950,308 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in November, which represents an increase of 7.7 percent from November 2006. Passenger boardings at KCI were up 9.3 percent, totaling 495,151 during November. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 5,395,095, an increase of 8.6 percent from the same period last year.
?November was another strong month for the airlines at KCI and their travel-savvy passengers,? said Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh. ?AirTran Airways added new nonstop service to Miami, Florida on November 10, providing Kansas Citians easy access to South Beach, Key Biscayne and the Florida Keys. Miami becomes KCI?s fourteenth new nonstop destination this year.?
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures in November was 273. Service was offered to 72 nonstop markets. There was an average of 49,544 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day.
KCI air cargo tonnages, which consist of freight and mail, were down 10.0 percent in November. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is down 4.3 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during the month surpassed 22 million pounds, which represents a year over year decrease of 10.9 percent. Air mail for November exceeded 1.2 million pounds, up 9.6 percent from November 2006. The all-cargo carriers reported eight daily departures for November.
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