Vegas airport has 14 consecutive months of passenger growth

December 24, 2019 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The number of passengers served by the Las Vegas airport is up over last year.

McCarran International Airport logged more than 47 million passengers from January through November, up nearly 3.5% over the same time period last year, officials said.

The largest percentage increase was in helicopters and at the airport’s west side, followed by domestic flights.

The airport, adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip, is among the 10 busiest airports in the U.S. based on the number of arriving and departing passengers served.

It already has broken a record for passengers in a single year, marking the 50 millionth in a ceremony last week.

Most of the top five airlines serving McCarran saw a rise in the number of passengers this year.

The airport now has seen an increase in the number of passengers for 14 consecutive months, officials said.