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Kansas City International Airport has busiest September ever, officials say

Posted: 11:39 AM, Oct 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-22 16:39:27Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City International Airport had its busiest September ever last month, according to the Kansas City Aviation Department. 

In September, 951,602 passengers flew in and out of Kansas City International, a 4 percent increase from September 2017, according to the Aviation Department.

Of those passengers, 477,339 departed on flights from Kansas City, a 4.1 percent increase over 2017. 

So far this year, a total of 8,852,241 passengers have arrived at or departed from the airport, an increase of 2.7 percent from 2017, according to the Aviation Department. 

“September’s historic result is the culmination of 12 consecutive months of year-over-year gains at Kansas City International Airport,” Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein said in a news release. “With the continued expansion of service by our airline partners and construction of a new single terminal set to kick off soon, Kansas City’s air travel future is extremely bright.” 

The airport’s new terminal is expected to be opened by November 2022. Edgemoor, the company building the terminal, recently held a series of community feedback sessions and is waiting for an environmental assessment to be completed.