The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that total September passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was up 2.5 percent from 2014 figures, with 860,790 passengers arriving and departing through its gates during the month. During September, passenger boardings at KCI were up 3.0 percent, with a total of 431,378.
"Passenger traffic at KCI has had sixteen straight months of year-over-year growth," said Kansas City Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh. "New nonstop flights and competitive fares, as well as a strong local economy, have a direct impact on airport activity.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 10.0 percent in September with a total of 16.4 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during September amounted to 15.8 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 8 percent. Air mail for September was up 105.8 percent from September 2014 with 649,363 pounds handled. The all-cargo carriers reported 5 daily departures for September.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for September 2015 was 164. Service was offered to 40 nonstop markets. There was an average of 35,440 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day with 2.0 percent down from last year.
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