Sunday could be record-setting travel day at Denver International Airport

DENVER - Denver International Airport could see a record-setting number of travellers on Sunday - and officials are urging passengers to arrive early.

"Arrive at the airport at least two hours early, check in online and get familiar with your airlines’ rules and options for baggage to avoid surprises and alleviate some of the stress of holiday travel,” officials said in a statement.

Officials said more than 182,000 people may pass through the airport on Sunday, as people return home from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

On an average day, about 146,500 passengers travel through the airport, officials said.

Monday is expected to be another busy travel day, with about 160,000 passengers expected.

"The airport will have an increased customer service presence, and will be hosting live music during select peak travel times to entertain passengers in the main terminal," officials said.

“Thanksgiving is one of the busiest weeks of the year at Denver International Airport, and this year we are thankful that our vibrant airport will be full of more travelers this holiday season than ever before,” said airport CEO Kim Day.

The trend for the past few years has shown an average of one million passengers traveling through the airport from Tuesday through Monday of the Thanksgiving holiday week. 

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