The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 303,181 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in February, a 62.4-percent decrease from February 2020. Passenger boardings were down 61.8 percent, with a total of 154,714 boarded. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 302,086, down 62.7 percent. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 609,988, down 62.2 percent.
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 11.9 percent in February with a total of 13.7 million pounds handled. Year to date, 29.9 million pounds have been handled, down 7.3 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during February amounted to 13.6 million pounds, down 9.9 percent year-over-year. Year to date, air freight is down 5.1 percent with a total of 29.7 million pounds handled. Air mail for February was down 70.1 percent from February 2020 with 153,281 pounds handled. Air mail year to date for 2020 is down 70 percent from 2020 with 327,058 pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for February 2021 was 78. Service was offered to 31 nonstop markets. There was an average of 17,347 arriving and departing scheduled seats in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported five daily departures for February.
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