Denver International Airport set a new passenger traffic record in 2017.

Airport officials this week announced an official count of 61,379,396 passengers at DIA last year, up 5.3 percent from 2016's previous record of 58,266,515 passengers.

They added that December 2017 was the airport's busiest month in its history, with 4,950,804 passengers.

The officials attributed last year's record partly to a big increase in international passengers. Last year, there were a record 2.59 million international travelers, which was a 12.5 percent increase over the previous year's.

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