The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,012,070 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in August, a 7.0-percent increase from August 2016. Passenger boardings were up 7.5 percent, with a total of 494,972 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 7,701,030, up 5.3 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 3,849,604 up 5.3 percent.
“The peak summer travel period wrapped up with our fourth consecutive million-passenger month,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “The streak of year-over-year passenger growth at KCI has extended to an astounding 40 consecutive months.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 3.5 percent in August with a total of 19 million pounds handled. Year to date, 135.1 million pounds have been handled, down 2.0 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during August amounted to 18.2 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 2.3 percent. Year to date, air freight is down 3.6 percent with a total of 129 million pounds handled. Air mail for August was up 38.5 percent from August 2016 with 823,767 pounds handled. Air mail is up 49.5 percent year to date with 6.1 million pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for August 2017 was 174. Service was offered to 48 nonstop markets. There was an average of 41,567 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 6 daily departures for August.
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