Passenger traffic at Denver International
Airport continued to decline in April 2009, although at a smaller
rate than in the previous two months.
DIA’s passenger total for April was 3,941,539, a
decline of 3.3% from the 4,078,112 travelers recorded during the
same month last year. Even with the decline, it was the
third-busiest April since the airport opened in February 1995.
The April total raised DIA’s year-to-date passenger
count to 15,436,572. This is 5.1% below the 16,270,649 travelers
who used the airport during the first four months of 2008.
Through March, Denver’s passenger traffic decline was
5.72%, the lowest percentage among the U.S.’s 10 busiest airports. Other
percentage declines for the first quarter of the year ranged from
5.89% at Dallas-Fort Worth and 6.48% at Atlanta Hartsfield
to12.87% at Los Angeles International and 14.11% at Las Vegas
DIA’s flight operations in April
continued to be impacted by the airlines’ capacity reductions.
April operations totaled 49,087, 4.7% below the same month in
2008. For the year, operations at DIA numbered 198,622, down 3.8%
from the same period last year.
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