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Passenger traffic at KCI continued struggles in January

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 18:11:23-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City International Airport reported a 62% decline in passengers last month compared to the previous year.

The city’s aviation department said in a press release Monday that 305,807 people flew in or out of KCI in January, and passenger boardings declined 63.6% in the same timeframe.

While a spokesperson described the “pandemic-related declines” as "disappointing," KCI is encouraged by future nonstop service to New York-LaGuardia from American Airlines, according to Pat Klein, director of aviation.

Air mail also saw a 70% decline.