(CBS4) – Both Denver International Airport and the Colorado Springs Airport reported a drop in passenger traffic due to the coronavirus pandemic. DIA officials say traffic there is about 95% less than what it was the same week last year.

Officials say the data does not account for connecting traffic, only passengers who go through TSA checkpoints.

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Inside the Denver International Airport in April of 2020. (credit: CBS)

The airport averaged more than 1,600 daily flights in April of 2019. This month, they are seeing about 625 flights on average per day.

DIA has opened de-icing pads and some taxi ways for unused aircraft. They say they’ve seen as many as 76 planes parked at one time.

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Shuttle parking lots, including Pikes Peak and Mt. Elbert, will be closed to incoming vehicles starting May 11.

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The West Economy, east and west garages and short term parking as well as the 61st & Pena lot are open for public parking.

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Airport officials in Colorado Springs say they’ve seen a nearly 8% decrease in passenger traffic for the year, and a 40.7% drop for the month.

They add during the slow period, construction on the USDA Forest Service airtanker base is continuing.

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