The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 591,144 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport in January 2022, up 93.2 percent from 2021 figures.

Passenger boardings were up 96.2 percent, with 289,803 boarded.


Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 25.0 percent in January with a total of 20.3 million pounds handled. Air freight handled at KCI during January 2022 amounted to 20.0 million pounds, up 24.3 percent year-over-year. Air mail for January was up 78.4 percent from January 2021 with 310,010 pounds handled.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for January 2022 was 124. Service was offered to 42 nonstop markets. There was an average of 30,282 arriving and departing scheduled seats in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 6 daily departures for January.


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