LAS VEGAS McCARRAN AIRPORT EXPECTS
TO SERVE 40 MILLION PASSENGERS IN
2012

A 3.9 increase of passengers in November
virtually assures the nation's 8th
busiest airport will hit the 40 million
count in 2012, offering further proof of
the local tourist industry's recovery.

In 2010 the passenger volume dipped below
40 million for the first time in 6 years.
Volume peaked in 2007 with 47.7 million.

Of the large domestic carriers serving
McCarran, only two will carry less passengers
in 2012 than in 2011.

McCarran passenger statistics continue to
be dominated by Southwest Airlines, with a
4.4 per cent market share and has brought
in some 14.7 passengers to and from Las
Vegas in 2011.

The merged United and Continental airlines
are number 2 at McCarran, followed by Delta,
American, US Airways, and Allegiant Air.

International traffic continued to grow in
November by 28.9 percent with some 238,905
passengers.

Only Canada's Sunwing and Philippine airlines
showed a slight decline in November compared
to a year ago.