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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Contact: Joe McBride
KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Up 3.7 Percent in January
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 701,758 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in January, which represents an increase of 3.7 percent from January 2010. Passenger boardings at KCI were up 2.9 percent, with a total of 351,415 during January.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for January was 190. Service was offered to 50 nonstop markets. There was an average of 35,726 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, down 0.8 percent from last year.
“Passenger traffic at KCI in 2011 is fast out of the gate," said Justin Meyer, air service development manager for the Kansas City Aviation Department. "January’s 3.7 percent increase is the largest year-over-year gain at KCI in since November 2009 and marks the fifth consecutive month of positive growth."
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 8.3 percent in January. Air freight handled at KCI during January amounted to over 13 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 7.8 percent. Air mail for January was down 19.2 percent from January 2010. The all-cargo carriers reported four daily departures for January.
The Kansas City Airport System is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation, or maintenance of the airports in the system. Visit www.flykci.com for more information. Follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.
For more information, contact Justin Meyer, Aviation Department, (816) 243-3166.
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