Denver International Airport’s newly released traffic figures show that although passenger numbers for July did not quite match the record-breaking levels of last year, it was still a good month for the gateway.
For while the monthly total of 5,060,508 passengers was 1% down on July 2009 – the busiest ever month in the airport’s history – it was actually 1.2% up on the corresponding month in 2008, which turned out to be a banner year for the US gateway.
Indeed, consistent growth throughout the first half of 2010 means that the gateway handled 30.2 million passenger in the first seven months of the year – 2.6% more than during the same period a year ago and just 1.1% below 2008’s record numbers.
“I am pleased that this July’s passenger count improved over our benchmark year of 2008, and we were only one percent away from July 2009’s record-breaking numbers,” notes Kim Day, manager of aviation for Denver International Airport.
“We are on pace to once again to see more than 50 million passengers passing through DIA this year.”