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October Passenger Traffic Remains Flat at Denver International Airport as International Traffic Soars

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DENVER — Nov. 27, 2013 — October passenger traffic at Denver International Airport (DIA) remained essentially flat compared to the same time last year, as international traffic continued to show growth for the fifth consecutive month.

Passenger traffic in October decreased 0.6 percent. A total of 4,476,878 passengers traveled through DIA in October 2013, compared to 4,505,553 during the same time last year. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 1.5 percent, from 44,667,716 passengers in 2012 to 44,006,723 passengers during the same time this year.

International passenger traffic continued its double-digit growth in October, with a 20.2-percent increase in international arrivals and departures. Service additions, such as nonstop flights from Denver to Tokyo, and Fort McMurray, Canada, have supported international traffic growth.

Additionally, mail, freight and express cargo operations saw a 4.6-percent decrease in October over the previous year. To date, 412,826,057 pounds of cargo have been handled at DIA in 2013, down from 430,046,443 pounds of cargo handled during the same time in 2012.

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


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