NEWS Last modified on May 25, 2012

Denver reports traffic downturn in March

Denver International Airport has reported a slight dip in traffic for March 2012 – the 4.4 million passengers to pass through its facilities representing a 1% decline on the corresponding period a year ago.
Denver International Airport has reported a slight dip in traffic for March 2012 – the 4.4 million passengers to pass through its facilities representing a 1% decline on the corresponding period a year ago.

Despite the drop, the airport recorded a 0.2% rise in passengers during the first quarter, 12.1 million people using the Colorado gateway.

"Passenger traffic for the first three months of 2012 remains essentially flat," says aviation manager, Kim Day.  

"As a result of airline schedule adjustments that went into effect earlier in the year, we've seen small increases one month, followed by small decreases the next.

"We're hopeful that with the addition of new flights this spring and summer, coupled with the competitive airfares still available in the Denver market, we'll start to turn these numbers around and see an overall slight increase for the year."

March brought a 4.2% decrease in flight operations, which fell from 55,261 in 2011, to 52,953 in 2012. 

Cargo saw a decrease of 12.3% with 46,136,654 pounds of total cargo handled in March 2012, compared to 52,615,315 pounds during the same month last year. 

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