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Denver Airport Reports April 2009 Passenger Traffic

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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 McCarran.

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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