DIA breaks record for busiest September


For the second consecutive September, Denver International Airport (DIA) broke its record for the busiest September in airport history. A total of 4,344,205 passengers were recorded at DIA in September, a 0.6 percent increase from the 4,317,995 travelers who used the airport during the same month last year.

The year-to-date passenger traffic for September 2011 is 40,102,951, an increase of 820,557 passengers, or 2.1 percent, over the same nine-month period in 2010.

"I am pleased that we have experienced another record-breaking month." said DIA Aviation Manager Kim Day. "Despite the cut back in overall flight operations, passenger traffic has continued to grow. We are expecting to see additional capacity cuts over the next several months, so we'll be anxiously waiting to see how that will impact our traffic for the remainder of 2011 and into 2012."

September brought a 2.6 percent decrease in flight operations from 52,955 in 2010, to 51,596 in 2011. Cargo saw an 8.1 percent decrease from 47,832,430 pounds of cargo handled in 2010, to 43,978,983 pounds of cargo handled in 2011.

The complete September 2011 traffic report will be available at: http://business.flydenver.com/stats/traffic/index.asp.