A total of 5,109,342 passengers passed through
Denver International Airport in July 2009, a 2.2% increase from
the 5,000,505 travelers who used the airport during the same month
These numbers, mark DIA’s busiest month in
history and bucks the trend of declining passenger numbers that
started last fall. It is only the second time in history that
monthly traffic at DIA has topped the 5 million mark.
“This is certainly good news for Denver International
Airport,” said Aviation Manager Kim Day. “We’ve been
seeing our numbers drop since last October and it is refreshing to
see them headed in a different direction. Although we still
anticipate finishing 2009 down overall, I think that this is an
encouraging sign and certainly a reflection on how strong the
Denver air travel market really is.”
July 2008 was
previously the busiest month on record at DIA.
the first seven months of the year, passenger traffic at DIA
totaled 29,446,896, down 3.6% from the 30,551,725
passengers recorded in the first seven months of 2008. DIA’s
all-time record of 51.2 million passengers was set last year.
Flight operations in July 2009 totaled 55,578, a decline of
1.7% from the same month last year. For the first
seven months of this year, DIA’s operations totaled 358,104, down
3.6% from the comparable period of 2008.
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