KCI Airport Traffic Up 9.3 Percent in September

KANSAS CITY, MO., October 13, 2006 ? Kansas City International Airport (KCI) recorded 842,384 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in September, an increase of 9.34 percent from September 2005. The total passenger boardings at KCI during September increased 8.85 percent from the same month in 2005, with a total of 429,514 passengers boarding flights at the airport. Year to date, passenger boardings at KCI totaled 4,039,189, an increase of 8.03 percent from the same period last year.

The number of daily scheduled aircraft departures for September was 216. Service was offered to 53 nonstop markets and more than 100 direct markets (one stop, same plane). There were 21,940 domestic seats available in the market each day. In addition, there were 614 international seats available in the market on a weekly basis.

KCI recorded air cargo tonnages for the carriers, which consist of both freight and mail, were down 6.50 percent in September. Air freight handled at KCI during September amounted to more than 19 million pounds, which represents a year over year decrease of 10.0 percent. Air mail for September totaled over 5.5 million pounds, up 8.12 percent from September 2005. The all-cargo carriers reported 17 daily flights for September.

The Kansas City Airport System is an enterprise fund department of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, 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.

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