December 28, 2022 2:44 PM
Harry Reid International Airport is on the verge of breaking its record for most passengers served in a calendar year, after reporting the highest number of November travelers in the airport’s history.
Airport officials said Tuesday that 4.6 million passengers passed through Reid’s gates last month, beating the previous best November on record in 2019 of 4.2 million passengers.
The November count brought the total number of passengers in 2022 to 48.3 million — 3.2 million shy of 2019’s all-time annual record of 52.5 million passengers. In only one month this year — January, when many travelers were scared off by the omicron variant of COVID-19 — were there fewer than 3.2 million passengers.