Denver International Airport set another record for February passenger traffic, seeing 4.2 million passengers, and up 3.3 percent from a year earlier
It’s the 18th-straight month that traffic has increased at DIA and airport officials attributed part of the increase to more international travelers.
“Denver International Airport is off to a strong start for the early part of 2017, with impressive gains in passenger traffic that includes an almost 9 percent increase in international passenger traffic in February,” airport CEO Kim Day said in a statement.
Day said Lufthansa (up 41 percent compared with February 2016) and Air Canada (up 72 percent from February 2016) recorded particularly strong gains in February.
United Airlines remains the dominant carrier at DIA, with a market share of 44 percent. Southwest Airlines has a 29 percent market share, followed by Frontier (11 percent), American (6 percent) and Delta (5 percent).
Earlier this month, it was reported that DIA set a record for revenue in 2016 at $976.4 million.
In March, DIA said it reported a record 2016 for passenger traffic, with 58,266,515 passengers traveling through the airport last year.