McCarran Airport Las Vegas new passenger 2007 record of 47.7 million. This is an increase of 3.1 percent from 2006, but the lowest increase for five years.
The previous 2006 annual traffic record was 46.2 million of departures and arrivals from McCarran International Airport.
The traffic could have been higher but this past December was on of the slowest spending holiday seasons in about five years.
The second largest airline carrier at McCarran Airport had a 26 percent decline for the month of December 2007.
The Arizona based airline expects to cut seat capacity by an additional 2 percent in 2008.
Allegiant Air had a 28 percent passenger increase for December and a traffic increase of 26 percent for 2007.
Allegiant takes passengers from Texas, Illinois, Kansas and Wyoming to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Usually Southwest Airlines shows a larger than 1 percent increase for the month. December had less than a percent increase.
A reduction of 76 fewer Southwest flights per week occurred and counted towards the 2.5 percent reduction.
McCarran International traffic increased 12.5 percent in December and 14.5 percent for 2007. The cheap American dollar attributed to an increase of international travelers.
Virgin Atlantic shuttled 289,000 passengers or 10 percent for 2007. Westjet, a Canadian low fare carrier, increased their passengers to 370,000 or almost 85 percent for the year.
Construction continued at the airport to add additional nine gates to Terminal 1 this year and 14 more gates in four more years. Twelve more security lanes will be finished this year.
Last year an off site $170 million rental car center was finished for dropping off and picking up rental cars from the major companies.
McCarran Airport Las Vegas new passenger 2007 record of 47.7 million.