Denver International Airport kicks off 2011 with passenger growth
Posted: 11 March 2011 | Denver International Airport (DIA) | No comments yet
The first month of 2011 got off to a promising start at Denver International Airport (DIA) with a reported total of 3,928,196 passengers traveling through the facility in January…
The first month of 2011 got off to a promising start at Denver International Airport (DIA) with a reported total of 3,928,196 passengers traveling through the facility in January. The figure represents a four percent increase over the 3,776,133 travelers who used the airport during the same month last year. DIA recently announced that 2010 was a record-breaking year with more than 52 million passengers flying in and out of the nation’s fifth-busiest airport.
“The first month of the year is typically a slower time for travel, so an increase of more than 150,000 passengers from January 2010 to January 2011 is significant,” Aviation Manager Kim Day said. “We continue to feel optimistic that the positive growth trend DIA has seen over the course of the last year indicates economic stabilization throughout the aviation industry.”
January also brought a 2.5 percent increase in flight operations, which rose from 50,946 in 2010, to 52,223 in 2011. Cargo saw an increase of 2.6 percent with 43,843,283 pounds of total cargo handled in January 2011, compared to 42,743,710 pounds during the same month last year. The complete January 2010 traffic report will be available at: http://business.flydenver.com/stats/traffic/index.asp.