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Nearly 1 million passengers passed through Kansas City International Airport in May

So far this year, about 4.3 million passengers have flown into or out of KCI, up 6.2 percent from last year.
So far this year, about 4.3 million passengers have flown into or out of KCI, up 6.2 percent from last year. along@kcstar.com

Nearly 1 million passengers passed through the gates at Kansas City International Airport last month, making it the fourth-busiest May in the airport’s history.

The Kansas City Aviation Department reported Wednesday that 999,418 passengers arrived and departed through KCI in May, up 6.2 percent from May 2015.

So far this year, about 4.3 million passengers have flown into or out of KCI, up 6.2 percent from last year.

May’s passenger boardings were up 5.8 percent from May 2015, with a total of 510,419. For the year, boardings are about 2.2 million, up 6.2 percent from the same period last year.

Air cargo tonnages, which include freight and mail transported by air, were up 3.1 percent from May 2015, with a total of 15.7 million pounds handled. So far this year, 82.4 million pounds have been handled, which is up 6.3 percent from the same period in 2015.

Air freight accounted for 15.4 million pounds in May, up 5.3 percent from May 2015. With 80.3 million pounds handled so far this year, air freight is up 7.5 percent from the same period last year.

The number of peak-day schedule departures for May was 170. Service was offered to 45 nonstop markets. An average of 39,514 arriving and departing seats was available in the market each day.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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