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DIA sets new record for Jan. passenger traffic

Posted: 4:10 PM, Mar 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-05 00:23:01Z
DIA sets new record for Jan. passenger traffic

Denver International Airport set a new record for passenger traffic in January.

A total of 4,289,432 passengers traveled though the airport in January 2016, an increase of 7.6 percent over the 3,985,981 passengers in January 2015.

A record-setting 54 million passengers traveled through the airport in 2015, airport officials said.

"Denver International Airport continues to see record-setting growth in passenger traffic, driven by additional airline capacity in Denver and the continued strength of the city’s economy,” airport CEO Kim Day said.

Airport officials have new flights starting this spring. Virgin America will launch nonstop service to San Francisco on March 15. Lufthansa Airlines will add nonstop service from Denver to Munich, Germany on May 11.

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