Denver International Airport sets passenger record for 13th month in a row

September saw 5.1 million passengers
Posted at 10:22 AM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 12:22:46-05

DENVER -- Denver International Airport has done it again -- the month of September was the busiest month in the airport's history, breaking yet another record for a 13th consecutive month.

The airport welcomed a total of 5.1 million passengers, a DIA spokesperson said. 

“This was the first September in Denver history with more than 5 million passengers,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “Our airline partners continue to experience strong growth, a reflection of Denver’s robust economy, which is generating a high propensity to travel and strong inbound demand for visitors traveling to Colorado.”

Year-to-year traffic was up 8.2 percent during the same period last year.

A total of 171,118 international passengers traveled through the airport in September 2016, an increase of 16.1 percent higher than September 2015.

Mail, freight and express cargo operations saw 47,405,681 pounds of cargo in September 2016, an increase of 0.5 percent compared to the same month in 2015.

You can read the 2016 traffic report online at the DIA's website


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