The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that total July passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was up 3.9 percent from 2014 figures, with 1,015,851 passengers arriving and departing through its gates during the month. During July, passenger boardings at KCI were up 3.5 percent, with a total of 509,178.
"We are pleased to report that for the first time since 2008 monthly traffic at KCI exceeded one million passengers," said Kansas City Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh. "Our airline partners continue to offer excellent service at competitive fares which has resulted in 15 consecutive months of year over year passenger growth at KCI."
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 4.8 percent in July with a total of 16.1 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during July amounted to 15.4 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 3.2 percent. Air mail for July was up 59.9 percent from July 2014 with 699,137 million pounds handled. The all-cargo carriers reported 5 daily departures for July.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for July 2015 was 168. Service was offered to 40 nonstop markets. There was an average of 38,562 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day with almost no change from last year.
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