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Kansas City International April cargo up 8.8pc to18.2 million pounds

KANSAS CITY, Mo

Kansas City International April cargo up 8.8pc to18.2 million pounds

KANSAS CITY, Mo

26 May 2019 - 19:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aviation Department reports air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at Kansas City International Airport (KCI) were up 8.8 per cent in April with a total of 18.2 million pounds handled.

Year to date, 68.5 million pounds of air cargo have been handled, up one per cent. Air freight handled at KCI during April amounted to 17. 6 million pounds, which is up nine per cent year on year.



Year to date, air freight is up 1.4 per cent with a total of 66.2 million pounds handled. Air mail for April was up 4.5 per cent from April 2018 with 614,712 pounds handled. Air mail is down 12 per cent year to date with 2.3 million pounds handled.



The Aviation Department also reported that 934,620 passengers arrived and departed through KCI in April, a one per cent decrease from April 2018.



Passenger boardings were also down 1.3 per cent, with a total of 467,749 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 3,581,105, up 1.1 per cent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 1,788,234, up one per cent.



'Last month marked the third-busiest April in airport history,' said Pat Klein, Kansas City director of aviation. 'We're looking forward to an exciting summer here at KCI with new destinations and the Build KCI new terminal project underway,' Mr Klein said.


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