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McCarran Airport reports 4.4 million passengers in March

Posted at 5:30 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 20:30:48-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials in Las Vegas report that McCarran International Airport handled more than 4.4 million passengers in March, up 2.6% compared with the same month a year ago.

Airport data released Friday show that domestic airlines handled a little more than 4 million of the total number of passengers.

International carriers transported 305,000 people. More than 97,000 travelers and tourists were served by helicopters.

Southwest Airlines remains the busiest carrier at the airport. It reported 1.6 million passengers in March.

Of the top five airlines serving McCarran, only American Airlines saw a decrease in passengers in the year-to-year comparison.

The Clark County Department of Aviation tallies more than 10.8 million passengers so far this year, up 2.1% from last year.

The airport set a record high 49.7 million passengers in 2018.