Kansas City, MO, 2023-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Kansas City Aviation Department reports that 991,859 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in September, a 13.1-percent increase from September 2022. Passenger boardings were up 13.0 percent, with a total of 494,995 boarded. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 4,289,961, up 19.3 percent. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 8,604,946, up 19.1 percent.
“I am proud of the overwhelming positive feedback our brand-new Kansas City International Airport is continuing to receive over the past six months and I am thrilled we are continuing to break boarding records,” said Mayor Quinton Lucas. “A busy and active KCI means more jobs and continued local economic growth long-term. We will continue to work with airlines to further expand domestic and international service out of Kansas City.”
“It is with great enthusiasm that we announce this new September record at Kansas City International Airport,” said Interim Aviation Director Justin Meyer. “We are thankful for our airline partners who’ve added new flights and new destinations, and to the passengers who took advantage of more than 300 daily flights to and from Kansas City last month.”
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at Kansas City International were down 11.8 percent in September with a total of 19.2 million pounds handled. Year to date, 175.1 million pounds of air cargo has been handled, down 9.1 percent. Air freight handled at Kansas City International during September amounted to 20.2 million pounds, down 11.3 percent year-over-year. Year to date, air freight is down 10.3 percent with a total of 171.1 million pounds handled. Air mail for September was down 90.0 percent from September 2022 with 12,857 pounds handled. Air mail year to date for 2023 is up 110.9 percent from 2022 with 4.1 million pounds handled.
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for September 2023 was 154. Service was offered to 48 nonstop markets. There was an average of 41,219 arriving and departing scheduled seats in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 9 daily departures for September.
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Source: Kansas City International Airport