April passenger count plummets 95% at KCI

April passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport dropped more than 95% from last year as the coronavirus pandemic brought travel to a halt.

A total of 42,190 passengers traveled through the airport this April, compared to 934,620 last April, the city’s aviation department reports. Year-to-date passenger boardings are down 41%.

Air cargo through the Kansas City airport also has dropped. Tonnage was down 13% for April of this year, with air mail dropping 97% compared to last year.

As stay-at-home orders are being lifted around the country, KCI and other airports are preparing for more passengers.

“As travelers return, we will continue to do everything possible to provide a clean and safe gateway to the world,” Pat Klein, KCI’s director of aviation, said in a press release.

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