November Continues Upward Passenger Trend at Kansas City International Airport

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 973,615 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in November, a 2.0 percent increase from November 2017. Passenger boardings were up 2.2 percent, with a total of 489,306 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 10,903,705, up 3.0 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 5,457,334, up 3.2 percent. 

“Kansas City International Airport saw growth in November despite a blizzard on the busiest travel day of the year,” said Pat Klein, Kansas City director of aviation. “We are thankful to everyone who flew last month, helping make November our 14th consecutive month of year-over-year growth.”

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 1.0 percent in November with a total of 17.8 million pounds handled. Year to date, 194.1 million pounds have been handled, up 3.2 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during November amounted to 17.3 million pounds, which is up 0.6 percent year-over-year. Year to date, air freight is up 4.5 percent with a total of 187.7 million pounds handled. Air mail for November was down 33.3 percent from November 2017 with 543,849 pounds handled. Air mail is down 23.8 percent year to date with 6.4 million pounds handled. 

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for Nov 2018 was 172. Service was offered to 48 nonstop markets. There was an average of 41,122 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported seven daily departures for November. 

The Kansas City Airport System is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general fund tax revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation, or maintenance of the airports in the system. Visit for more information. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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