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Denver International Airport Continues Record-Setting Passenger Trend As Busy Summer Season Starts

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DENVER – June 7, 2017 – Denver International Airport (DEN) had its busiest April in the airport’s history, with 4.8 million passengers, marking the 20th-consecutive month of record-setting passenger traffic.

A total of 4,812,910 passengers traveled through DEN in April 2017, an increase of nearly 10 percent over the 4,377,597 passengers in April 2016. International passenger traffic saw an even larger increase of about 15 percent over last year – a total of 211,062 international passengers in April 2017 compared to 183,747 the prior year.

“Denver International Airport continues to be a leading hub for airline growth, as Denver saw both United and Southwest passenger growth outpace their capacity growth in April,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “With the start of the busy summer travel season, we expect to see more substantial increases in passenger traffic that are likely to surpass the record-breaking season last year. We encourage passengers to arrive early and enjoy the airport before traveling during this busy time of year.”

Mail, freight and express cargo operations increased 6.5 percent in April, with 46,881,507 pounds, compared to 44,011,832 pounds of cargo in April 2016.

The complete April 2017 traffic report is available at: http://www.flydenver.com/about/financials/passenger_traffic


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