New statistics from McCarran International Airport point to another month of healthy gains in passenger volumes. June saw more than 4.3 million arriving and departing passengers, a 2.8% gain from the same month in 2017. At the halfway point for 2018, traffic is up 3.1% compared to 2017.
International visitation continues to show strong improvements following a weaker 2017, up 5.2% in June and for the year to date. Domestic traffic is up 2.4% for the month.
The big news for the top five domestic carriers is that Spirit‘s rapid growth has finally rearranged the pecking order. The low-fare carrier saw 25.4% more passengers than it did last June. Spirit had about 20,000 more passengers than United, knocking it to 5th place despite a strong 12.7% gain. Southwest continues to stay relatively flat while American continues to see slight declines. Watch out American, Spirit is coming for you!