The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 934,620 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in April, a one percent decrease from April 2018. Passenger boardings were down 1.3 percent, with a total of 467,749 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 3,581,105, up 1.1 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 1,788,234, up 1.0 percent.
“Last month marked the third-busiest April in airport history,” said Pat Klein, Kansas City director of aviation. “We’re looking forward to an exciting summer here at KCI with new destinations and the Build KCI new terminal project underway.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 8.8 percent in April with a total of 18.2 million pounds handled. Year to date, 68.5 million pounds of air cargo have been handled, up 1.0 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during April amounted to 17. 6 million pounds, which is up 9.0 percent year-over-year. Year to date, air freight is up1.4 percent with a total of 66.2 million pounds handled. Air mail for April was up 4.5 percent from April 2018 with 614,712 pounds handled. Air mail is down 12.0 percent year to date with 2.3 million pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for April 2019 was 171. Service was offered to 49 nonstop markets. There was an average of 40,167 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 6 daily departures for April.
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