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September 20, 2019

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Las Vegas airport reports increase in passengers in February

Planes Take Off From McCarran

Steve Marcus

A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off from McCarran International Airport June 5, 2017.

The number of passengers using McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas increased in February compared with a year earlier.

The Clark County Department of Aviation reported Tuesday that 3.5 million people flew in and out of the airport last month. That was up 4 percent from February 2017.

The airport is coming off a record year, after handling 48.5 million passengers in 2017. It's now up more than 3 percent for the first two months of 2018.

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

About 7 percent of passengers in February were international travelers, and another 2 percent were helicopter patrons.