The Sunday after Christmas may be one of the busiest of the holiday season as well as one of the busiest days in history at Denver International Airport.
DIA said that preliminary forecasts show that Sunday, Dec. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 3, may both rank among the top-10 busiest days in DIA history, with more than 175,000 passengers during each of those days.
The airport said that on an average day, about 146,500 passengers travel through DIA.
Denver7 found security lines stretching beyond the typical security area back into baggage claim even at 7 a.m.
"With the winter holiday season upon us, we are working to provide a smooth and relaxing travel experience as people connect with family and friends around the world," said airport CEO Kim Day. "For the first time, the airport has set up lounge seating and cabaret tables in the center of the Great Hall along with the return of live musical performances, to help provide a more comfortable place to wait for arriving passengers."
This year's holiday "Wintertainment" series will include daily live musical performances through Dec. 30 in the center of the Great Hall on level 5, near passenger arrivals.