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Denver International Airport Tallies More Than 5 Million Passengers in October

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DENVER – Dec. 6, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) in October tallied more than five million passengers – marking the busiest October in Denver history and the 14th consecutive month of record-setting passenger traffic at DEN.

A total of 5,226,077 passengers passed through the airport in October. Year-to-date passenger traffic at DEN was 8.2 percent higher than during this same time in 2015, with 48,745,394 passengers.

“Nearly every airline that serves Denver International Airport saw year-over-year increases in passenger traffic in October,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “We continue to set an exciting pace for 2016 that is expected to end with another record-setting year for passengers visiting and connecting through the Mile High City.”

A total of 169,464 international passengers traveled through the airport in October 2016, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same time last year. Lufthansa’s new service from Denver to Munich, Germany, along with service by Icelandair to Reykjavik, Iceland, both saw large contributions to international passenger traffic in October.

Mail, freight and express cargo operations saw 47,833,686 pounds of cargo in October 2016, essentially the same as the 47,815,499 pounds handled in October 2015.

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


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