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September Passenger Traffic Sets Record at Denver International Airport

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DENVER — Nov. 9, 2015 — Denver International Airport (DIA) served 4,533,397 passengers in September, a 1-percent increase compared to the 4,489,372 passengers in September 2014 – setting a record for the busiest September in Denver aviation history.

“Denver’s continued economic growth led to major upticks in air travel to and from Denver in September,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “Looking ahead to the busy holiday travel season, we expect to end the year in a strong position with projected record-setting passenger traffic for the months of November and December.”

Year-to-date passenger traffic is down slightly 0.5 percent with 40,222,095 passengers compared to 40,428,960 passengers during the same timeframe in 2014.

While overall international passenger traffic decreased nearly 3 percent in September due to lower numbers of pre-clearance passengers from Canada, passenger traffic using Denver’s customs facilities increased more than 22 percent as Southwest, British Airways, Lufthansa, Icelandair and Volaris all saw strong international passenger increases.

Additionally, mail, freight and express cargo operations handled 46,773,607 pounds of cargo, a 6.7-percent increase in September compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date cargo totals 405,527,178 million pounds, which is a 7.4 percent increase over the same period in 2014.

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


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