The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,015,858 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in March, a 1.1 percent increase from March 2017. Passenger boardings were up 1.1 percent, with a total of 505,022 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 2,599,898, up 1.7 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 1,298,066, up 1.8 percent.
“Last month marked our first million-passenger month in 2018 and was the third-busiest March in airport history,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “We are grateful for our airline partners and their continued investment in the Kansas City-region.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 0.7 percent in March with a total of 18.6 million pounds handled. Year to date, 51.2 million pounds have been handled, up 1.5 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during March amounted to 18 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 1.5 percent. Year to date, air freight is up 1.5 percent with a total of 49.2 million pounds handled. Air mail for March was down 18.4 percent from March 2017 with 637,805 pounds handled. Air mail is up 1.3 percent year to date with two million pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for March 2018 was 174. Service was offered to 49 nonstop markets. There was an average of 40,911 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 6 daily departures for March.
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