KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Up 4.7 Percent in April
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 809,650 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in April, which represents an increase of 4.7 percent from April 2011. Passenger boardings at KCI were up 5.0 percent, with a total of 406,916 during April. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 1,572,399, an increase of 7.0 percent from the same period last year.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for April was 186. Service was offered to 48 nonstop markets. There was an average of 35,586 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, down 2.3 percent from last year.
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 3.1 percent in April. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is up 1.2 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during April amounted to over 15.3 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 1.3 percent. Air mail for April was down 50 percent from April 2011. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for April.
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