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DIA expects 2nd-busiest Thanksgiving

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Travelers backed up in lines at Denver International Airport can take comfort in one thing: It’s been worse.

Airport officials expect 950,000 people to pass through the airport during the long weekend, making it the second-busiest Thanksgiving in DIA history.

Last year set the record with nearly 967,000 people.

The busiest travel day will be Sunday, when some 150,000 people will take off, land or connect through DIA. That will be 20,000 fewer than in 2006, when more than 170,000 passed through the airport on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. It was busiest single day in the airport’s history.

DIA was the fourth-busiest airport in the country through the first eight months of the year, according to the federal Transportation Department.