Hurricane, Economy Blamed for KCI Dropoff

1 decade 2 years 1 week ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Through October, just over eight million people used KCI. That comes after last year's total of 9.7 million had airport officials hoping that ten million people would use the airport this year. Tom McKenna, the aviation department's marketing director, says he is disappointed that probably won't happen. He blames the smaller numbers on hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and a shaky stock market. McKenna says the hurricanes caused several airports to close temporarily. And a flat stock market means fewer people spending money on travel.

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