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Denver International Airport Continues To See RecordSetting Passenger Traffic With Busiest May Ever

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DENVER – July 20, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) had its busiest May in the airport’s history, with about 4.9 million passengers, and has now seen nine consecutive months of record-setting passenger traffic.

A total of 4,901,890 passengers traveled though DEN in May 2016, an increase of 8.2 percent over the 4,532,025 passengers in May 2015.

“In May we celebrated Lufthansa’s launch of nonstop service from Denver to Munich, Germany, and welcomed the return of Sun Country Airlines with nonstop service to Minneapolis,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “United, Southwest and Frontier also added seat capacity in May, which continues Denver International Airport’s trajectory toward another record-setting year.”

The airport’s international passenger traffic in May also increased 3.2 percent compared to the same time last year, with a total of 189,521 passengers.

Mail, freight and express cargo operations saw 42,808,442 pounds of cargo in May 2016, a decrease of 2 percent compared to the same month in 2015.

The complete May 2016 traffic report is available at: http://flydenver.com/about/financials/passenger_traffic.


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