DENVER – Denver International Airport is on a record-breaking streak.
DIA announced Tuesday that it had its busiest January in history with 4.4 million passengers passing through the airport. This was a 3 percent increase from January 2016.
This comes on the heels of a record-breaking 2016, when the airport saw 58.3 million passengers pass through.
Officials say international flights and existing flight expansion helped contribute to an increase in passenger traffic.
“These numbers were bolstered in part by a 2 percent increase in international passenger traffic and continued increases in overall capacity by United, Southwest and Frontier, which makes for a strong start to 2017,” said airport CEO Kim Day.
Mail, freight and express cargo operations saw 43,773,291 pounds of cargo in January 2017, an increase of 4.5 percent compared to January 2016