The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that during May, 678,785 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport. This was an increase of 492.6 percent compared to May 2020. By comparison, the May 2021 passenger count was 36.4 percent less than May 2019. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 0.6 percent compared to last year.
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 13.8 percent in May with a total of 17.5 million pounds handled. Year to date, 83.6 million pounds have been handled, up 4.6 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during May amounted to 17.4 million pounds, up 13.7 percent year-over-year. Year to date, air freight is up 5.9 percent with a total of 82.9 million pounds handled. Air mail for May was up 19.5 percent from May 2020 with 125,888 pounds handled. Air mail year to date for 2021 is down 57.1 percent from 2020 with 714,396 pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for May 2021 was 107. Service was offered to 39 nonstop markets. There was an average of 25,830 arriving and departing scheduled seats in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported five daily departures for May.
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