The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 877,281 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport's gates in September, a 22.3-percent increase from September 2021. Passenger boardings were up 21.3 percent, with a total of 438,179 boarded. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 3,602,426, up 32.6 percent. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 7,235,584, up 33.1 percent.

Air cargo tonnages, which consist of both freight and mail transported by air, for all carriers at Kansas City International were down 8.6 percent in September with a total of 21.7 million pounds handled. Year to date, 192.7 million pounds have been handled, up 11.6 percent. Air freight handled at Kansas City International during September amounted to 21.6 million pounds, down 8.5 percent year-over-year. Year to date, air freight is up 11.4 percent with a total of 190.7 million pounds handled. Air mail for September was down 14.1 percent from September 2021 with 128,469 pounds handled. Air mail year to date for 2022 is up 33.1 percent from 2021 with 1.9 million pounds handled.

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The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures for September 2022 was 139. Service was offered to 44 nonstop markets. There was an average of 35,751 arriving and departing scheduled seats in the market each day. The all-cargo carriers reported 10 daily departures for September.

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