KCI exceeds 1 million monthly passengers for first time since 2008

A Southwest Airlines flight lands at KCI. | Courtesy of jay8g/Creative Commons
KCI exceeded 1 million monthly passengers in July for the first time since 2008. | Courtesy of jay8g/Creative Commons

Kansas City International Airport had more than 1 million passengers in July, an increase of 3.9 percent over July 2014, according to KCI’s latest monthly passenger traffic report. It’s the first time since 2008 that KCI has seen more than 1 million passengers in a month.

Overall, the airport reported having 6 million passengers through the end of July, an increase of about 200,000 over the same point last year.

The passenger increase is due in part to Spirit Airlines beginning service in Kansas City last August. Spirit has transported 92,000 KCI passengers in 2015, including 16,000 in the month of July alone.

The strong July is part of a larger positive trend for KCI, marking the 15th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger growth, according to the Kansas City Star.

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