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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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International Passenger Traffic Continues to Grow for the Third Consecutive Month

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Overall August passenger traffic down from 2012

DENVER, CO — Oct. 4, 2013 — Denver International Airport’s (DIA) nonstop international passenger traffic grew nearly 24 percent in August 2013 compared to the same time last year primarily due to United’s nonstop international service between Denver and Tokyo, and the 50-percent increase in capacity by Icelandair for the summer. Traffic to Mexico City increased with Volaris operating once-weekly service, and United Airlines more than doubled its capacity to the market. United Airlines also increased Denver-Calgary capacity by 26 percent in August 2013 compared to August 2012.

Overall August passenger traffic at DIA declined 5 percent in 2013 compared to August 2012. A total of 4,827,942 passengers passed through DIA in August 2013, compared to the record-breaking August 2012 that saw 5,083,518 passengers. The year-to-date total decreased by 1.7 percent from 35,783,114 passengers during the same period in 2012, to 35,183,343 passengers this year.

“International passenger traffic was again a bright spot for Denver International Airport in August, including an additional flight added to Cozumel,” said Manager of Aviation Kim Day. “We have seen some major capacity decreases by airlines, most notably Frontier, which has had a negative impact on our overall passenger traffic numbers. However, our overall network has stayed strong, as Denver International Airport served 182 nonstop destinations in August 2013, an increase of seven destinations over August 2012. Those new city pairs included Greensboro, South Carolina; Wilmington, Delaware; Fort McMurray, Canada; and of course, Tokyo, Japan.”

Also in August, mail, freight and express cargo operations saw a 7.2-percent decrease, from 45,531,933 pounds of cargo handled in 2012 to 42,259,169 pounds of cargo handled in 2013. There was a decrease in overall airport flight operations, from 56,487 in 2012 to 52,111 in 2013.

The complete August 2013 traffic report is available at: http://business.flydenver.com/stats/traffic/index.asp.


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