KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Up 5.8 Percent in August

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 910,256 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in August, which represents an increase of 5.8 percent from August 2010. Passenger boardings at KCI were up 5.8 percent, with a total of 447,517 during August. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 3,374,949, an increase of 2.0 percent from the same period last year.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for August was 205. Service was offered to 47 nonstop markets. There was an average of 40,484 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, up 3.6 percent from last year.

?August?s near-six percent traffic increase, the largest year over year gain since 2009, was driven by additional seat capacity to key business and leisure markets from KCI,? said Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh. ?Our airline partners continue to meet the increasing travel needs of the four-state region through air service at Kansas City International Airport.?

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 1.4 percent in August. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is down 1.1 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during August amounted to over 15 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 1.4 percent. Air mail for August was up 2.3 percent from August 2010. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for August.

The Kansas City Airport System is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., 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. Find on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, contact Justin Meyer, Aviation Department, (816) 243-3166.

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