Denver International Airport on pace for another record year in passenger travel

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DENVER — More passengers passed through Denver International Airport  during the first six months of 2017 than the entire population of Texas, setting an all-time record for air travel in the Mile High City, officials said Monday.

Through June, 29,568,276 passengers passed through the airport, an increase of more than 7 percent compared to the first half of 2016 and the most passengers by midyear in Denver’s history.

The same month, DIA saw an increase of 441,735 passengers — more than 8 percent greater than June 2016. It was also the single-busiest month ever at the airport.

June 30 set a record for the single busiest day in the airport’s history with 197,276 passengers, airport officials said.

International passenger traffic was up 17 percent from June 2016.

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