The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 765,675 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in September, which represents an increase of 1.4 percent from September 2012. Passenger boardings at KCI were up 1.0 percent, with a total of 381,900 during September. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 3,597,400, a decrease of 3.2 percent from the same period last year.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for September was 180. Service was offered to 42 nonstop markets. There was an average of 36,614 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, up 2.6 percent from last year.
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 0.5 percent in September. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is up 3.6 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during September amounted to 15.5 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 2.0 percent. Air mail for September was up 25 percent from September 2012. The all-cargo carriers reported 5 daily departures for September.
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