The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that total September passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was up 7 percent from 2013 figures, with 839,619 passengers arriving and departing through its gates during the month. During September, passenger boardings at KCI were up 7 percent, with a total of 418,901.
?Continued passenger increases bode well for the regional economy as travelers respond to airline flight and route additions,? said Kansas City Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh.
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 6.8 percent in September with a total of 15.4 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during September amounted to 14.9 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 7 percent. Air mail for September was down 41 percent from September 2013 with 316,000 pounds handled. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for September.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for September 2014 was 174. Service was offered to 40 nonstop markets. There was an average of 36,214 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, which is three percent higher from last year.
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