Kansas airport cargo down

BUCKING the trend for recovery Kansas City International Airport has reported a drop in air cargo traffic for the first half of the year, down 3.8 per cent from the same period last year.

However, tonnage was up slightly in July, by 1.3 per cent to nearly 7,000 tons.

Air mail for July was down 47.2 per cent from July 2009.

“July was our busiest month year-to-date,” said Justin Meyer, manager of air service development. “We feel we’re heading in a good direction,” Meyer said. “There’s a slow rebound.”

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