Las Vegas: Reid International Airport sets June record led by travel gains from Canada, Britain, South Korea

July 26, 2023 9:01 PM
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  • Buck Wargo, CDC Gaming Reports
July 26, 2023 9:01 PM

With international travel up 48% in 2023, Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas set a June record by handling 4.88 million passengers, bolstered by passengers flying in from Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Korea.

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That’s a 4.1% increase over the 4.68 million passengers handled by the airport in June 2022 and a further sign of a strong tourism market in Las Vegas. For the year, the airport has hosted 28.1 million passengers, a 15.9% increase over the 24.2 million who passed through the first six months of 2022.

Domestic air travel rose 3.8% to 4.52 million from 4.35 million in June 2022.

International visitors continue to make gains, with 280,687 travelers using the airport in June, a 12.4% increase over the 249,639 in June 2022. For the year, international travel is up 48.2% to 1.53 million. It was 1.03 million through the first six months of 2022.

Southwest Airlines led the way in June with 1.81 million passengers, up 10.5% from June 2022. Southwest is up 16.2% for the year.

Spirit Airlines ranked number two with 692,507 passengers in June, a 5.6% increase year over year. For the year, Spirit is up 38.2% over the first six months of 2023.

Delta was third with 427,555 passengers, a 4.4% increase, followed by American Airlines with 372,094, a 0.1% decrease.

Frontier was fifth, handling 349,704 passengers, an 18.3% decrease from June 2022.

Among international carriers, Canadian airline WestJet ranked first with 74,553 passengers, a 28.5% increase.

Air Canada was second with 43,884 passengers, a 8.9% increase year over year. British Airways was third with 28,562, a 52.3% increase. Korean Airlines, which has resumed its service to Las Vegas, handled 9,301 passengers in June after handling none in June 2022.