KCI Airport passenger traffic up 7.9 percent in November

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 796,072 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in November, which represents an increase of 7.9 percent from November 2008. Passenger boardings at KCI were up 4.9 percent, with a total of 395,287 during November. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 4,500,455, a decrease of 9.7 percent from the same period last year.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for November was 199. Service was offered to 49 nonstop markets. There was an average of 38,568 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, down 1.6 percent from last year.

?November traffic was boosted by the Sunday after Thanksgiving, which fell in December last year,? said Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh. ?The 7.9 percent increase is the largest year-over-year gain at KCI since August 2007.?

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 18.1 percent in November. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is down 23.8 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during November amounted to over 14 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 17.7 percent. Air mail for November was down 26.6 percent from November 2008. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for November.

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For more information, contact Justin Meyer, Aviation Department, (816) 243-3166.

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