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CONTACT: Joe McBride, (816) 243-3160

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2010

KCI Airport reports July traffic

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 961,586 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in July, which represents a decrease of 1.8 percent from July 2009. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 1.4 percent, with a total of 486,227 during July. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 2,885,032, an increase of 1.5 percent from the same period last year.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for July was 200. Service was offered to 48 nonstop markets. There was an average of 39,268 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, down 4.0 percent from last year.

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were up 1.3 percent in July. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is down 3.8 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during July amounted to over 15 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year increase of 4.1 percent. Air mail for July was down 47.2 percent from July 2009. The all-cargo carriers reported 4 daily departures for July.

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. Find us on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, contact Joe McBride, Aviation Department, (816) 243-3164.

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