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DIA was 5th busiest U.S. airport in 2017

Denver International Airport saw a 5.3 percent increase in passenger traffic last year.
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High fives all around!

Denver International Airport has reclaimed its position as the fifth busiest airport in the United States.

The airport served 61.4 million passengers last year, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016.

International passenger traffic increased 12.5 percent to an all-time high of 2.59 million passengers, according to a news release from DIA.

DIA also says the airport was voted "Best Regional Airport: North America" by travelers, according to the 2018 Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards cover 550 airports worldwide and evaluate traveler experience from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, immigration and departures.

To celebrate the fifth place traffic milestone, passengers, employees and some special guests enjoyed some high fives in this video shared by DIA:

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