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Denver International Airport Continues Record-Setting Passenger Trend In May 2017

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DENVER – July 11, 2017 – Denver International Airport (DEN) had its busiest May in the airport’s history, with more than 5.2 million passengers. This marks the 21st-consecutive month of record-setting passenger traffic, and the first May to surpass five million passengers.

A total of 5,271,223 passengers traveled through DEN in May 2017, an increase of 7.5 percent over the 4,901,890 passengers in May 2016. International passenger traffic saw an even larger increase of about 14 percent over the same time last year – with a total of 216,779 international passengers in May 2017 compared to 189,521 the prior year.

“Denver International Airport has had a successful year so far, with continued record-setting passenger traffic growth and the announcement of three new international destinations and airline partners in as many months,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “Additionally, on the morning of May 26, DEN’s one billionth passenger traveled through the airport, marking a major milestone in the airport’s 22-year history. The airport expects further record-breaking numbers of passengers as DEN continues the busy summer travel season.”

Mail, freight and express cargo operations increased 10.9 percent in May, with 47,971,502 pounds, compared to 43,269,341 pounds of cargo in May 2016.

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


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