Las Vegas Airport Sees Another Slowdown

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The number of passengers at McCarran International Airport in August fell nearly 10 percent from last year's level, another sign of the slowdown in southern Nevada's tourism industry.

McCarran reported 3.9 million passengers flying to and from the airport for the month, a 9.9 percent decline from August 2007.

It was the steepest percentage decline since the period after the Sept. 11 terrorism attack, overshadowing July's 8.6 percent decrease from the previous year.

The August numbers brought the year-to-date total to 30.7 million passengers, 4.8 percent fewer than the first eight months of 2007.

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