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October Passenger Traffic Sets Record at Denver International Airport

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DENVER — Dec. 3, 2015 — Denver International Airport (DIA) served 4,828,076 passengers in October, an increase of 4.6 percent compared to the 4,616,603 passengers in October 2014 – setting a record for the busiest October in Denver aviation history and marking the second consecutive month of record-setting traffic at DIA.

“October was the busiest month for United Airlines at Denver International Airport in the past five years, while Southwest Airlines saw its eighth consecutive month of double-digit passenger increases,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “We also continued to see strong growth among Delta, Spirit and American Airlines, as well as increased passenger traffic among foreign-flag carriers British Airways, Lufthansa, Icelandair and Volaris. In addition, Lufthansa announced that nonstop service to Munich will return to Denver next year.”

Year-to-date passenger traffic is now slightly up with 45,050,171 passengers compared to 45,045,563 passengers during the same timeframe in 2014. Overall international passenger traffic increased more than 3 percent in October.

Additionally, mail, freight and express cargo operations handled 47,815,499 pounds of cargo, a 0.5-percent increase in October compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date cargo totals 455,094,806 million pounds, which is a 7-percent increase over the same period in 2014.

The complete October 2015 traffic report is available at: http://flydenver.com/about/financials/passenger_traffic.


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