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July 7, 2015

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Decline in McCarran traffic eases in September

McCarran International Airport traffic continued its downward slide in passenger counts in September, but the trend seems to be easing.

The passenger count dropped 1.2 percent in September compared to last year, from 3,377,238 to 3,336,007.

The year-to-date change so far this year is a decline of 10.2 percent, from 34,116,915 in 2008 to 30,624,672 passengers so far in 2009. The declines haven't been as steep in recent months.

Passenger traffic at Southwest Airlines, the busiest carrier at McCarran, was up 4.8 percent in September compared to last year.

US Airways, the No. 2 carrier at McCarran, was down 26.4 percent. That translates to 359,923 passengers, down from 488,715 last September.

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