Air traffic bounces back at KCI –
Nearly 500,000 passengers in April
he Kansas City, Mo., Department of Aviation reports that during the month of April, 495,154 passengers passed through Kansas City International Airport. This is an increase of 1073% from April 2020.
By comparison, the number of passengers in April 2021 was 47% lower than in April 2019. Since the start of the year, passenger traffic is down 25% compared to last year.
Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all KCI carriers rose 16.1% in April to a total of 18.2 million pounds processed. So far this year, 66.1 million pounds have been processed, up 2.4%. Air freight processed at KCI in April amounted to 18.1 million pounds, up 15.4% year-on-year. Year-to-date, air freight is up 4.0% with a total of 65.5 million pounds processed. Air mail for April was up 577.1% from April 2020 with 117,601 pounds processed. Airmail to date for 2021 is down 62.3% from 2020 with 588,508 pounds processed.
The number of scheduled peak day aircraft departures for April 2021 was 96. The service was offered to 38 markets non-stop. There were an average of 22,470 scheduled arriving and departing seats in the market each day. All-cargo carriers reported five daily departures for April.