KCl Airport Reports End of December 2021 Passenger Traffic | News
The Kansas City Department of Aviation reports that 7,667,004 passengers passed through Kansas City International Airport in 2021, up 70.8% from 2020 and down 34.9% from 2019 before the pandemic. December totals were up 113.1% from 2021 figures, with 730,781 passengers arriving and departing through KCI’s gates during the month, down 22.7% from 2019 before the pandemic.
“We are encouraged to see traffic rebound as passengers adjust to air travel during the pandemic,” Kansas City Aviation Director Pat Klein said. “We hope that normalcy in our world and in air travel will settle in 2022.”
Air cargo tonnages, which include both cargo and mail moved by air, for all carriers at KCI increased 36.2% in December with a total of 26.1 million pounds handled. For 2021, 245.8 million pounds of air cargo was handled, up 24.0%.
Airfreight handled at KCI in December was 25.9 million pounds, up 36.0% year-on-year. For the whole of 2021, airfreight increased by 24.7% with a total of 243.7 million pounds handled. Air mail for December increased by 68.9% compared to December 2020 with 252,621 books handled. Airmail for 2021 was down 26.5% from 2020 with 2.1 million pounds handled.
The number of aircraft departures scheduled on peak days for December 2021 was 125. The service was offered to 42 markets nonstop. There were an average of 30,021 regular inbound and outbound seats in the market each day. All-cargo carriers reported 12 daily departures in December.