Kansas City International Airport Reports Third Busiest July on Record

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,094,498 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in July, a 4.1-percent increase from July 2016. Passenger boardings were up 3.8 percent, with a total of 549,871 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 6,688,960, up 5.0 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 3,354,632 up 5.0 percent.

“Our airline partners continue to invest in their fleets, bringing newer and larger aircraft to Kansas City International Airport,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “Larger aircraft and a strong regional economy have helped KCI exceed one million passengers served in July.”

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 8.3 percent in July with a total of 15.3 million pounds handled. Year to date, 116.1 million pounds have been handled, down 2.9 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during July amounted to 14.5 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 9.0 percent. Year to date, air freight is down 4.5 percent with a total of 110.8 million pounds handled. Air mail for July was up 6.0 percent from July 2016 with 798,656 pounds handled. Air mail is up 51.3 percent year to date with 5.2 million pounds handled. 

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for July 2017 was 174. Service was offered to 48 nonstop markets. There was an average of 41,962 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 6 daily departures for July.

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