DIA on track for another record year

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Denver International Airport's iconic demonic horse, known as Blucifer. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denver International Airport's iconic demonic horse, known colloquially as Blucifer. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver International Airport had its busiest May ever, capping off nine months of record setting traffic. That means 8.2 percent more passengers in May of this year than last year.

Airport CEO Kim Day celebrated increased seat capacity from United, Southwest and Frontier in May, as well as a new nonstop flight from Denver to Munich in a press release.

That “continues Denver International Airport’s trajectory toward another record-setting year,” Day said.

International passenger traffic in May went up 3.2 percent from last year too. DIA’s most underserved destination, Paris, remains a target for the future, says Spokesperson Heath Montgomery.

One small dip: Cargo operations fell 2 percent compared to the same month in 2015. Montgomery says the airport isn’t sure how Amazon’s new facility in Aurora could affect those numbers, but they’ll be keeping an eye out for the next few months.

“If it does have an impact, it’ll probably be a positive one,” Montgomery said.

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