Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 | 4:11 p.m.
Passenger counts rose for a seventh straight month at McCarran International Airport in July, giving the airport a 3.9 percent increase in year-to-date passengers over last year.
The airport served 3,692,055 passengers in July, a 4.9 percent increase from last year, when the airport saw 3,518,217 passengers, McCarran officials said Monday.
The airport has had increases in traffic each month this year when compared to the same month of 2010. Passenger counts rose 5 percent in January, 2.4 percent in February, 2.2 percent in March, 2.3 percent in April, 5.1 percent in May and 5.6 percent in June.
In the first seven months of the year, Las Vegas’ airport served 24,041,521 passengers, a 3.9 percent increase from the same period last year, when it served 23,132,045 passengers.
The five busiest airlines at McCarran have reported increases in their year-to-date passenger counts in Las Vegas. Of the five, only Delta served fewer passengers in July this year compared to last year.
Southwest, the busiest carrier at the airport, had a 0.4 percent increase in July compared to July 2010. So far this year, the airline has served more than 9 million passengers at McCarran, a 2.2 percent increase from the same time last year.
Delta had a 3 percent decrease in July, but is up 0.8 percent in the year-to-date count. US Airways had a 23.3 percent increase in July and American had a 6 percent bump.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air had a 6 percent increase last month, when it served 212,960 passengers.