Southwest Airlines, which operates domestic and international flights, has become the No. 2 carrier at Denver International Airport by passenger count in 2012.
According to airport traffic data released recently, Southwest Airlines accounted for 23.62 percent of Denver International Airport’s passengers in 2012, an increase of 9.3 percent from 2011. The passenger numbers include flights by AirTran Airways, which has been acquired by Southwest Airlines.
The report disclosed that United Airlines continue to remain dominant carrier at Denver International Airport in 2012, even though its market share by passenger total was down 5.3 percent. Last year, the passenger total of United Airlines slipped to 40.47 percent in 2012 as compared to 42.96 percent in 2011. United Airline’s total passenger count includes those of Continental Airlines, which has now merged with United Airlines.
Domestic carrier Frontier Airlines, which is known to offer cheap air tickets to its customers more often, has now become No. 3 at Denver International Airport, with 21.92 percent in 2012, down 1 percent as compared to 2011.