DENVER (CBS4) – Denver International Airport officials say they expect 1 million people to travel through the airport during the Labor Day weekend. They expect Monday to be the busiest out of the whole weekend with more than 200,000 travelers alone.
DIA saw half as many travelers this time last year.READ MORE: Colorado Department Of Transportation Hiring 150 Highway Maintenance Workers
The airport is under construction which forced the north security checkpoint to be cut down from 12 lanes to eight lanes.READ MORE: Final Version Of Colorado Congressional Maps Released
Last month, the airport brought back its free bag drop service for Spirit, Southwest, American, Delta and United airlines passengers.
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Face masks are still required in the airport and on planes according to federal regulations.