The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 811,978 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in January, a 3.3 percent increase from January 2017. Passenger boardings were up 3.7 percent, with a total of 405,749 boarded.
“The new year is off to a great start at KCI with another increase in passengers served,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “As a testament to the strength of the Kansas City market, our airline partners will add several new destinations this year, including Raleigh/Durham, Punta Cana and Iceland.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 2.0 percent in January with a total of 16.8 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during January amounted to 16.1 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 2.3 percent. Air mail for January was down 2.8 percent from January 2017 with 728,716 pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for January 2018 was 166. Service was offered to 48 nonstop markets. There was an average of 37,905 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 5 daily departures for January.
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