Las Vegas airport sets February record in Super Bowl month

April 2, 2024 9:43 PM
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  • Buck Wargo, CDC Gaming Reports
April 2, 2024 9:43 PM

Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas recorded its best February in history, bolstered by the Super Bowl, a continued rebound of convention business, and growing international travel.

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The airport reported Tuesday that 4.33 million passengers passed through in February, a 3.8% increase over the 4.17 million in February 2023. For the year, passenger traffic is up 1.4% over a record-setting 2023.

Domestic travel in February saw 3.98 million passengers, a 2.1% increase over February 2023.

The biggest jump was in international travel, especially from Canada and Mexico. The airport handled 277,727 passengers , a 36.4% increase over the 203,553 in February 2023.

Canadian carrier WestJet handled the most passengers at 67,142, a 40.7% increase. Air Canada with 53,308 passengers saw a 24.9% boost in traffic year over year, while Flair had 26,231 passengers, a 345% increase.

Coming from Mexico, Volaris had 30,583 passengers, a 30.2% increase, while Vivaaerobus had 19,883, a 30.2% increase.

British Airways handled 18,183, a 3.8% increase, while Virgin Atlantic had 12,112 passengers, a 45.3% increase.

Korean Airlines had 12,133 passengers, a 99.6% increase.

On the domestic front, Southwest Airlines led the way with 1.59 million passengers, an 11.2% increase over 1.43 million in February 2023. Spirit Airlines was second with 578,776, a 12.9% decline. Delta had 400,160, an 11.7% increase. United Airlines had 367,249, an 11.6% increase. American Airlines had 533,308, a 24.9% increase.