Las Vegas airport traffic up 4th year in a row; best since 2008 fueled by international travel



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LAS VEGAS — A 12.5 percent increase in the number of international travelers last year helped push passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport to its highest level in six years.

The 42.8 million passengers who arrived and departed at the airport in Las Vegas last year was a 2.4 percent increase from 2013.

It marks the fourth-consecutive year of growth and the most passengers since more than 44 million in2008.

Clark County Aviation Department Director Rosemary Vassiliadis says domestic carrier traffic has remained mostly even in recent years, while the biggest gains have been seen in the international markets with expanded service to Mexico, Canada, Europe and Latin America.

Flights connecting Vegas with airports in Latin and South America posted a 57 percent gain between 2013 and last year.

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