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Busiest November in Airport History Sets the Stage for Another Record Year

DENVER – Jan. 11, 2016 – Passenger traffic in Denver continues to set records, with the busiest November in the history of Denver International Airport (DEN).

The airport served 4,383,945 passengers in November 2015, an increase of 8.8 percent compared to the 4,029,659 passengers in November 2014 – setting a record for Denver’s busiest November and marking the third consecutive month of record-setting traffic at DEN. Additionally, Nov. 29 set a new record for the single busiest day in Denver’s aviation history, with an estimated 182,743 passengers.

“Nearly all of our airline partners saw increased traffic in November, while international passenger traffic increased nearly 10 percent,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “With another record-setting month in November, along with forecasted capacity growth in December, I’m optimistic that we are on track for 2015 to be our busiest year ever.”

Year-to-date passenger traffic is up nearly 1 percent with 49,433,263 passengers compared to 49,075,222 passengers during the same timeframe in 2014. Overall international passenger traffic increased more than 10 percent in November.

Additionally, mail, freight and express cargo operations handled 40,131,672 pounds of cargo, a 7-percent decrease in November compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date cargo totals 495,226,478 pounds, which is a 5.7-percent increase over the same period in 2014.

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


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