Record Number of DIA Travelers

By: AP
By: AP

Nearly three-point-83 million travelers helped set a new record at Denver International Airport in April, making it the busiest April ever for Denver's aviation system.

The numbers also support predictions that similar bustling crowds will continue to pack the facility this summer.

April's total amounts to nearly 571-thousand more passengers than the same time a year ago. It also marks the 12th consecutive month that the city-owned airport has set a traffic record.

Almost 15 million passengers used DIA during the first four months of the year, up more than one-and-a-half million from the same period in 2005.

Officials say January's entry of Southwest Airlines into the Denver market has helped boost 2006 figures.

United Airlines is the dominant carrier at DIA, and has about six-thousand workers in Colorado. It's also the "big brother" of discount airline "Ted," which is based in Denver.

Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is also based in Denver.

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