KCI reports nearly 63% drop in passenger traffic in November

Posted at 12:07 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 13:07:47-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City International Airport continued to report lower passenger traffic in November, even with a bump in travel over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Kansas City, Missouri, Aviation Department said Thursday that 340,342 passengers traveled through KCI’s gates in November, a nearly 63% decrease from November 2019.

Passenger boardings were down 62% in November. A total of 170,853 travelers departed from KCI.

Year-to-date, total passenger traffic at KCI has plummeted nearly 62% due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel.

KCI officials had projected that 180,000 people would travel through the airport over the Thanksgiving weekend, typically one of the biggest traveling weekends of the year. It was a 55% decrease in travelers from last year.