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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Contact: Justin Meyer

KCI Airport passenger traffic up 2.9 percent in March

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 828,723 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in March, which represents an increase of 2.9 percent from March 2009. Passenger boardings at KCI were up 2.2 percent, with a total of 409,838 during March. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 1,068,575, an increase of 1.0 percent from the same period last year.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for March was 192. Service was offered to 48 nonstop markets. There was an average of 37,376 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, up 0.6 percent from last year.

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 8.0 percent in March. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is down 11.4 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during March amounted to over 14 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 8.3 percent. Air mail for March was down 1.2 percent from March 2009. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for March.

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 for more information. Find us on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, contact Justin Meyer, Aviation Department, (816) 243-3166.
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