The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 800,081 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in February, a 3.6 percent increase from February 2018. Passenger boardings were up 2.9 percent, with a total of 398,423 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 1,627,814, up 2.8 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 812,200, up 2.4 percent.
“We are happy that February’s increase continues our streak of passenger growth,” said Pat Klein, Kansas City director of aviation. “We have continued hopes 2019 will be the best year ever for passengers at KCI.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 1.4 percent in February with a total of 15.6 million pounds handled. Year to date, 32.8 million pounds have been handled, up 1.0 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during February amounted to 15.1 million pounds, which is down 1.0 percent year-over-year. Year to date, air freight is up 1.4 percent with a total of 31.7 million pounds handled. Air mail for February was down 17 percent from February 2018 with 523,894 pounds handled. Air mail is down 13.1 percent year to date with 1.2 million pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for February 2019 was 165. Service was offered to 48 nonstop markets. There was an average of 38,044 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 5 daily departures for February.
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