Las Vegas airport expects 50 million passengers in 2019

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Airport officials in Las Vegas say a 3.1% jump in the number of passengers for the first half of 2019 puts McCarran International Airport on record pace to top 50 million passengers for the year.

The Clark County Department of Aviation reported the 4.5 million arriving and departing travelers at the airport in June followed an all-time high monthly tally of 4.6 million passengers in May.

The airport handled a record high 49.7 million passengers in 2018. McCarran is one of the 10 busiest airports in the nation based on passenger count.

Domestic airlines have handled more than 22.8 million McCarran passengers through June, up 2.9% from the first half of 2018.

Southwest Airlines is the busiest carrier at the airport, followed by Delta, Spirit, American and United.

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