Kansas City International Airport continued its nearly two-year streak of consecutive months of growth in January with a nearly 10 percent jump in passenger traffic.
The Kansas City Aviation Department reported that 768,930 passengers arrived and departed through KCI gates in January, up 9.7 percent from January 2015. Boardings were up 9.5 percent, with a total of 338,096 passengers.
That’s the largest year-over-year gain in passengers at KCI since 2013, Aviation Director Mark VanLoh said in a statement.
Air cargo tonnage, which is both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at KCI was up 2.2 percent in January to 16.2 million pounds handled.