The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that total August passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was up 5.5 percent from 2013 figures, with 895,800 passengers arriving and departing through its gates during the month. During August, passenger boardings at KCI were up 5.3 percent, with a total of 438,387.
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 15 percent in August with a total of 15.4 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during August amounted to 14.9 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 7 percent. Air mail for August was down 19.5 percent from August 2013 with 399,634 pounds handled. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for August.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for August 2014 was 186. Service was offered to 43 nonstop markets. There was an average of 37,421 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, which is one percent higher from last year.
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