Passenger Traffic At Las Vegas Airport Dips Near 10 Percent From 2007

McCarran Airport Las VegasPassenger traffic at Las Vegas airport dips near 10 percent from 2007 levels.  McCarran International Airport has seen a decline in passengers due to airline flight cuts and the economic downturn and high fuel prices.

The decline last month in passenger traffic followed an 8.6 percent decline in July.  This is the biggest decrease at the airport since February 2002.

August showed nearly 3.9 million airport passengers that includes a continued decline for 10 months in a row.  Not only are there less passengers but there are less seats for passengers.

A few of the airlines will cut almost 15 percent of available seats into Las Vegas, Nevada.  The last time McCarran Airport saw a decrease worse than August 2008 was December 2001 at 14.5 percent.

Southwest airlines shuttled 1.4 million passengers and declined 7.3 percent for the month.  US Airways, the second largest airline, transported 651,124 passengers or a 22.9 percent decline.  Delta decreased 15.8 percent and United was down 4.8 percent.

Total passengers for the first eight months of this year was 30.7 million.  That was a decline of 1.6 million from August 2007.  McCarran traffic pace is down 4.8 percent.

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Passenger traffic at Las Vegas Airport dips near 10 percent from 2007 levels.

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