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Passenger Traffic at Denver International Airport Grew for the Ninth Consecutive Month in August

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DENVER — Oct. 2, 2014 — August was the ninth consecutive month where passenger traffic grew year-overyear at Denver International Airport (DIA). Overall passenger traffic at DIA increased in August by 2.2 percent, with 4,935,197 passengers using the airport in August 2014 compared to 4,827,942 passengers in August 2013.

Through the end of August, DIA has seen 35,939,772 passengers so far this year, an increase of 2.1 percent over the 35,183,343 passengers during the same timeframe last year. August’s year-to-date total is 0.4 percent more than the same period in 2012, the busiest year on record.

“Passenger traffic for 2014 remains on record-setting pace, exceeding our projections,” said Denver International Airport CEO Kim Day. “The trend continues to reflect strong growth in origin and destination traffic and the growth in United’s connecting traffic.”

Additionally, mail, freight and express cargo operations saw a 4-percent increase in August compared to the same month last year. To date, 333,737,773 pounds of cargo have been handled at DIA in 2014, up 1.2 percent from 329,936,749 pounds of cargo handled during the same timeframe in 2013.

The complete August 2014 traffic report is available at: http://business.flydenver.com/stats/traffic/index.asp.


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