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Denver traffic remains on record-setting pace

Denver International Airport recorded its busiest October in the Colorado hub's 19-year history with 4.6 million passengers, a 3.1% increase above the same month last year.

October is the second consecutive month with record-breaking passenger traffic and the 11th consecutive month with year-over-year traveller traffic increases, and the gateway says 2014 remains on a record-setting pace.

Through the end of October, it has seen 45,045,563 passengers so far this year, an increase of 2.4% over the 44,006,723 passengers during the same period last year.

The year-to-date passenger traffic is nearly 1% higher than in 2012, the previous year-to-date October record.

Denver International Airport CEO, Kim Day, explains: “October’s record-setting passenger numbers are primarily attributable to large increases from United, Southwest, American and Spirit.

“International passenger traffic growth also remained robust in October, which was the 30th straight month of international passenger expansion. Notable passenger traffic increases were on Lufthansa, Volaris and Icelandair."

Additionally, mail, freight and express cargo operations saw 47,556,246 pounds of cargo, an 8.1% increase in October compared to the same month last year.

To date, 425,147,896 pounds of cargo have been handled in 2014, up 3% from 412,826,057 pounds of cargo handled during the same timeframe in 2013.

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