The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,066,555 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in May, a 0.4 percent increase from May 2018. Passenger boardings were up 0.3 percent, with a total of 546,280 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 4,643,840, up 0.9 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 2,332,552, up 0.8 percent.
“With the summer season underway, we are pleased to see May passenger traffic begin with an increase as our passenger's enjoy the flight options to and from Kansas City International Airport,” said Pat Klein, Kansas City director of aviation.
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI, were up 5.4 percent in May with a total of 19.1 million pounds handled. Year to date, 87.6 million pounds of air cargo have been handled, up 1.8 percent. Air freight handled at KCI during May amounted to 18.6 million pounds, which is up 6.4 percent since May 2018. Year to date, air freight is up 2.5 percent with a total of 84.9 million pounds handled. Air mail for May was down 24.4 percent from May 2018 with 450,622 pounds handled. Air mail is down 14.3 percent year to date with 2.7 million pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for May 2019 was 172. Service was offered to 51 nonstop markets. There was an average of 41,361 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 6.3 daily arrivals for May.
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