The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that total April passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was up 7.2 percent from 2014 figures, with 853,986 passengers arriving and departing through its gates during the month. During April, passenger boardings at KCI were up 6.5 percent, with a total of 426,326.
“The surge in passenger growth during the month of April caps 12 consecutive months of passenger growth at KCI,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh. “Competitive air fares offered by our airline partners stimulate demand for their added flights and routes. It is great to see Kansas City travelers respond when they see a good value!”


Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 1.5 percent in April with a total of 16.1 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during April amounted to 15.4 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 0.3 percent. Air mail for April was up 23 percent from April 2014 with 635,923 pounds handled. The all-cargo carriers reported 5 daily departures for April.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for April 2015 was 166. Service was offered to 41 nonstop markets. There was an average of 35,881 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day with almost no change from last year.

(Courtesy of KCI)