Passenger Growth Leads to Fifth-busiest October in KCI Airport History

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that total October passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was up 3.5 percent from 2014 figures, with 960,109 passengers arriving and departing through its gates during the month. During October, passenger boardings at KCI were up 3.8 percent, with a total of 480,843.

"Passenger traffic at KCI has had eighteen straight months of year-over-year growth," said Kansas City Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh. "At this pace we expect the year to end with 10.6 million total passengers, which will be our busiest year since 2007 and our second busiest year since 2001.”

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 0.5 percent in October with a total of 17.5million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during October amounted to 16.8 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 2.7 percent. Air mail for October was up 98 percent from October 2014 with 758,156 pounds handled. The all-cargo carriers reported 5 daily departures for October.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for October 2015 was 163. Service was offered to 41 nonstop markets. There was an average of 35,463 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day.

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