McCarran Airport Las Vegas, Nevada had a 2.4 percent increase of departures and arrivals from September 2006. The previous months showed passenger traffic on a record pace from month to month with a 5 percent increase from 2006 in Las Vegas real estate.
With no new luxury resorts opening and US Airways slowdown in their own traffic slowed growth, but there was still a record pace for air travel growth in Southern Nevada.
About 3.9 million airline passengers departed and arrived McCarran Las Vegas airport during September.
US Airways chopped the number of available airline seats to Las Vegas real estate to 211,000, a decrease of 43,000 seats available in September 2006.
The total for this year’s total departures and arrivals had hit 36 million. This is again a record pace of 4.6 percent ahead of the passengers in 2006. At that pace, the total could reach an all time high of 48.1 million travelers that would pass through McCarran Las Vegas, NV by the end of 2007. Approximately 47.8 million passengers were projected by the airport officials for 2007.
Southwest Airlines for September 2007 had 1.3 million passengers. This is a 7.5 percent increase from September 2006. US Airways had a decrease of 16 percent or less than 704,000 passengers. American didn’t see a change, while both US Airways and United traffic were significantly less. Southwest and Delta Airlines were the only to passenger airlines that increased their monthly traffic significantly within the top five carriers.
The reason US Airways had a dramatic decrease is during September their focus is on busier routes for them including Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago. This temporary self imposed drop will regain momentum in coming months.For almost four years the international airport has set departure and arrival records with the likelihood of this year without the help from a luxury mega resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Historically, Wynn and Red Rock Casino and other luxury resorts have created new interest within the valley.
McCarran International Airport Las Vegas passenger traffic 2.4 percent rise in September.