DIA records busiest month ever

DENVER — Denver International Airport recorded its busiest month ever this summer, the airport announced Wednesday.

Officials said 6.1 million passengers passed through DIA in July. It was the first time the airport has served more than 6 million travelers in a month.

July also marked the 10th consecutive month in which DIA set a monthly passenger-traffic record.

Moreover, 207,000 passengers passed through the airport on July 13, making it the busiest in Denver aviation history.

Airport officials said they expect DIA to set an annual passenger traffic record thanks to new routes on a number of airlines.

“We are very happy to see sustained growth in passenger traffic, which includes a 21 percent increase in international travelers compared to July 2017,” airport CEO Kim Day said in a statement.

While DIA has long had substantial domestic traffic, it saw the uptick in international travel because of several additional overseas routes, including a new direct flight to Zurich on Edelweiss Air.

Additionally, 49.3 million pounds of cargo passed through DIA in July, a 9.6 percent increase from the year before.

Denver’s airport is the fifth-busiest in the United States and the 20th-busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic.

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