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.