Denver International Airport recorded
4,303,736 passengers in March 2009, a drop of 6.4% from the
4,597,347 travelers who used the facility in the same month last
Officials said the threat of a heavy
spring snowstorm caused DIA’s airlines to cancel several hundred
flights on March 26/27, accounting for as much as 3% of the
The March decrease compared with an
8.2% dip in passengers in February.
brought DIA’s year-to-date passenger count to 11,495,033. That was
5.7% fewer than the 12,192,537 passengers recorded at the airport
through the first three months of 2008.
The number of
flight operations at DIA continued to be impacted in March by the
airlines’ capacity reductions and the weather. Operations in March
totaled 52,467, down 3.5% from the same month last year. DIA’s
operations total for the first quarter of the year also was down
3.5% from the first three months of 2008.
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