Vegas airport marks busiest month ever by passenger count

LAS VEGAS — October turned out to be the busiest month ever by passenger count at the main airport in Las Vegas.

The Clark County Department of Aviation reported Monday that McCarran International Airport handled more than 4.6 million arriving and departing travellers last month, up 4.2% compared with the same month a year ago.

Passenger traffic is a measurement of tourism in Las Vegas, where the airport has handled more than 43 million passengers in 2019 and could soar past 50 million for the first time.

McCarran is one of the 10 busiest airports in the U.S. based on number of passengers served.

Southwest Airlines remains the busiest commercial carrier at McCarran, followed by Spirit, Delta, American and United.

The Department of Aviation also operates Henderson and North Las Vegas airports.

The Associated Press