Archive for Wednesday, December 26, 2001

KCI passenger traffic down again

December 26, 2001


— Passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was down again in November, the third consecutive monthly decline over the previous year since the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings, the Kansas City Aviation Department said.

The number of passengers arriving at and departing from KCI in November was 856,454, a 15.2 percent drop from November 2000, the department's newly released figures show.

November's decrease follows a 27.6 percent drop in September, when the airport was closed for two days after hijackers flew commercial jets into New York's World Trade Centers, Washington's Pentagon and the ground in Pennsylvania, killing about 3,000 people.

Passenger traffic also fell in October, a 13.9 percent slump over the same month in 2000. The dips combine to trigger a roughly 2 percent decrease at KCI for the first 11 months of 2001, compared with the same period last year.

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