The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that total November passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was up 5.2 percent from 2014 figures, with 868,721 passengers arriving and departing through its gates during the month. During November, passenger boardings at KCI were up 5.1 percent, with a total of 431,995.
"KCI has experienced nineteen straight months of year-over-year passenger growth," said Kansas City Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh. "Southwest Airlines’ addition of daily nonstop service to Orange County California in November was a highlight of several air service successes at KCI in 2015 that helped spur the increase in passenger traffic. Since the start of this year our airline partners have launched or announced seven new nonstop routes from Kansas City, including warm destinations such as Miami, Cancun and Punta Gorda.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 0.3 percent in November with a total of 14.8 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during November amounted to 14.1 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 2.4 percent. Air mail for November was up 84 percent from November 2014 with 659,457 pounds handled. The all-cargo carriers reported 5 daily departures for November.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for November 2015 was 162. Service was offered to 43 nonstop markets. There was an average of 36,097 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, a three percent increase over November 2014.
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