KCI Airport Traffic Up 10.2 Percent in November

KANSAS CITY, MO., December 13, 2006 ? Kansas City International Airport (KCI) recorded 882,390 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in November, an increase of 10.23 percent from November 2005. The total passenger boardings at KCI during November increased 11.13 percent from the same month in 2005, with a total of 452,866 passengers boarding flights at the airport. Year to date, passenger boardings at KCI totaled 4,966,728, an increase of 8.58 percent from the same period last year.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for November was 226. Service was offered to 57 nonstop markets and more than 100 direct markets (one stop, same plane). There was an average of 22,415 domestic seats available in the market each day. In addition, there were 746 international seats available in the market on a weekly basis. November saw an 8.5 percent increase in scheduled seat capacity from the same month in 2005. New nonstop service to Ft. Myers, Florida was inaugurated by Midwest Airlines in November.

KCI recorded air cargo tonnages for the carriers, which consist of both freight and mail, were up 2.24 percent in November. Air freight handled at KCI during November amounted to more than 20 million pounds, which represents a year over year increase of 7.11 percent. Air mail for November totaled nearly 5.1 million pounds, down 13.88 percent from November 2005. The all-cargo carriers reported 9 daily departures for November.

The Kansas City Airport System is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation, or maintenance of the airports in the system. Visit www.flykci.com for more information.


Media Contact:

Justin Meyer