Passenger traffic at Denver International Airport (DIA) surpassed the five million mark for the fifth consecutive July, but saw a small decline in year-over-year figures. In July 2012, 5,094,102 travelers used the airport, down from 5,099,489 travelers during the same month last year, representing a 0.1 percent decline. DIA’s year-to-date traffic numbers remain flat with 30,708,336 total passengers accounted for thus far in 2012, compared to 30,720,799 during the first seven months of 2011.
“July is typically our busiest month at DIA and, while traffic was down slightly from last July, it’s very encouraging to break the five million passenger mark for the fifth straight year,” said Aviation Manager Kim Day. “The Denver market continues to see competitive airfares and robust travel. At this point in time, DIA appears to be on track for another successful year.”
July brought a 1.0 percent decrease in operations, which fell from 57,224 in 2011, to 56,624 in 2012. Cargo saw a decrease of 7.6 percent with 40,067,745 pounds of total cargo handled in July 2012, compared to 43,368,050 pounds during the same month last year.
The complete July 2012 traffic report will be available at: http://business.flydenver.com/