Kansas City International Airport Reports October Passenger Traffic

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that during October, 793,530 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport. This was an increase of 123.6 percent compared to October 2020. By comparison, the October 2021 passenger count was 25.5 percent less than October 2019. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 63.6 percent compared to last year with 6,232,338 total passengers handled, and down 37.3 percent from 2019 year-to-date figures. 

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 34.4 percent in October with a total of 23.9 million pounds handled. Year to date, 196.6 million pounds have been handled, up 20.2 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during October amounted to 23.7 million pounds, up 35.1 percent year-over-year. Year to date, air freight is up 21.0 percent with a total of 194.9 million pounds handled. Air mail for October was down 14.5 percent from October 2020 with 208,992 pounds handled. Air mail year to date for 2021 is down 34.1 percent from 2020 with 1.7 million pounds handled.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for October 2021 was 129. Service was offered to 40 nonstop markets. There was an average of 33,448 arriving and departing scheduled seats in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 7 daily departures for October. 

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