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CONTACT: Joe McBride, 816-243-3160

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2010

KCI Airport passenger traffic up 1.2 percent in October

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 880,994 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in October, which represents an increase of 1.2 percent from October 2009. Passenger boardings at KCI were up 1.2 percent, with a total of 441,776 during October. For the year to date, boardings at KCI totaled 4,156,890, an increase of 1.3 percent from the same period last year.

The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for October was 197. Service was offered to 47 nonstop markets. There was an average of 37,888 arriving and departing seats available in the market each day, down 2.5 percent from last year.

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI were down 3.4 percent in October. For the year to date, air cargo at KCI is down 2.4 percent from the same period last year. Air freight handled at KCI during October amounted to more than 16 million pounds, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 2.3 percent. Air mail for October was down 25.8 percent from October 2009. The all-cargo carriers reported five daily departures for October.

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 Joe McBride, Aviation Department, 816-243-3164.

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