Kansas City International Airport Served More than One Million Passengers in October

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,064,978 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in October, a 1.2 percent decrease from October 2018. Passenger boardings were down 1.3 percent for the month, with a total of 530,468 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 9,941,055, up 0.1 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 4,967,924, a 0.0 percent change from 2018. 

“October’s slight decline in year over year passengers was directly related to a reduction in flights offered at Kansas City International Airport resulting from the grounding of the 737 MAX aircraft,” said Pat Klein, Kansas City director of aviation. “While 2019 remains on pace to be one of the busiest years in the airport’s history, published flight schedules lead us to believe this trend will continue through the end of the year.” 

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI, were down 1.2 percent in October with a total of 18.7 million pounds handled. Year to date, 176.4 million pounds of air cargo have been handled, up 0.1 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during October amounted to 18.2 million pounds, down 1.4 percent from October 2018. Year to date, air freight is up 0.4 percent with a total of 171.2 million pounds handled. Air mail for October was up 9.1 percent from October 2018 with 507,033 pounds handled. Air mail is down 10.0 percent year to date with 5.3 million pounds handled. 

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for October 2019 was 168. Service was offered to 43 nonstop markets. There was an average of 41,347 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 6 daily arrivals for October.

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