Contact: Joe Rajchel
Phone: (702) 261-5968
1/29/2020

McCarran Shatters Record with 51.5 Million Passengers in 2019

         McCarran International Airport had a historic year as it surpassed previous passenger volume records by serving more than 51.5 million passengers in 2019. This was the third consecutive year the airport posted a new high for passenger traffic and the ninth consecutive year LAS experienced a year-over-year increase. 

         "As an industry sustained by passengers we are so grateful to the locals and visitors who chose to travel in 2019," said Rosemary Vassiliadis, director of the Clark County Department of Aviation. "This incredible year for McCarran was made possible because of the foresight in planning and investments in infrastructure necessary to handle this record number of travelers. As passenger volume has grown, we have continually evaluated the airport and its processes seeking ways to enhance customer service, maximize efficiencies and increase operational flexibility." 

         Domestic passenger volume grew by 3.9 percent, accounting for an excess of 2 million additional Las Vegas passengers than the year prior. The year also saw the continuation of the trend of travelers gravitating toward low-cost carriers, with Sun Country, Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines posting significant year-over-year growth percentages. Southwest Airlines maintained its position as the market leader. 

         International traffic remained steady in 2019, with more than 3.8 million international passengers arriving and departing McCarran. The year also saw the introduction of new nonstop flights to markets such as Amsterdam (KLM), Tel Aviv (EL AL) and Frankfurt (Eurowings), among others. 

         Building on the work of previous years, renovations continued throughout the airport to bring a bright, modern look and feel to the airport. McCarran partnered with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to open the first and only Innovation Checkpoint in the nation. This secured McCarran's status as an industry leader in exploring and implementing new technologies, such as an advanced body scanner that lets passengers adapt a more natural stance while being scanned, and is more accessible for those using wheelchairs.

         McCarran and its supporting aviation system generate $35 billion in economic output and support approximately 250,000 jobs in Southern Nevada. The ability to accommodate this increasing number of visitors gives the business community the confidence to invest in new construction in the hospitality, convention and entertainment sectors.

         Numbers listed herein are certified accurate at the time of this release but are subject to subsequent audit by the airport or by invdidual airlines and may be adjustedSee www.mccarran.com statistics for current data. You also may view additional statistical data here.


ARRIVING & DEPARTING PASSENGERS MONTHLY TOTAL

 

DECEMBER 2019DECEMBER 2018PERCENT CHANGE
4,248,4663,899,0399.0%

 

ARRIVING & DEPARTING PASSENGERS YEAR-TO-DATE  (YTD) TOTAL

2019 YTD2018 YTDPERCENT CHANGE
51,537,63849,646,1183.8%

 

ARRIVING & DEPARTING PASSENGERS BY CARRIER TYPE

CARRIER TYPE

DEC 2019DEC 2018%CHANGEYTD 2019YTD 2018%CHANGE
DOMESTIC3,862,5723,520,1599.7%46,609,23644,855,5053.9%
INTERNATIONAL298,922296,5880.8%3,806,2413,785,652

0.5%

WEST SIDE/ HELICOPTERS

86,972

82,292

5.7%

1'122,161

1,004,961

11.7%

 

ARRIVING & DEPARTING PASSENGERS
TOP FIVE SCHEDULED AIRLINES SERVING McCARRAN

 

AIRLINEDEC 2019DEC 2018%CHANGEYTD 2019YTD 2018%CHANGE

 

SOUTHWEST

 

1,318,355

 

1,375,515

 

-4.2%

 

17,336,229

 

18,010,349

 

-3.7%

 

SPIRIT

 

430,447

 

360,444

 

19.4%

 

5,256,762

 

4,268,127

 

23.2%

 

DELTA

 

429,507

 

376,077

 

14.2%

 

5,254,159

 

4,850,243

 

8.3%

AMERICAN397,551358,432
10.9%4,554,4674,499,9321.2%
FRONTIER355,080201,77276.0%3,156,4982,343,31734.7%


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