Less crowded these days, Las Vegas airport adjusts to new normal

  • McCarran recorded 392,000 passengers arriving and departing passengers, a 91% decrease from May 2019
  • McCarran International airport enforces strict health and safety measures
  •  Airline companies are re-structuring their business plans to shrink operations for the near future to meet the drop in demand. 
  • Delta CEO Ed Bastian says, “The truth is our recovery will be dictated by our customers feeling safe, both physically and financially.”
  • The airport serves as an operating base for Allegiant Air as well as crew and maintenance base for Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. 

Last year, McCarran International airport record year of 51.5 million passengers. This year, the airport will not be recording nearly as many travellers. 

According to the Las Vegas Sun, “In May, McCarran recorded just under 392,000 arriving and departing passengers. That’s a 91% decrease from May 2019, when about 4.6 million travellers passed through the airport.”

It is still unknown how long it will take to reach the travel numbers of 2019. 

Rosemary Vassilliadis, Clark County Director of Aviation said in a statement, “The significant investment in increased scheduling shows the confidence our airline partners have in travellers’ demand to return to our incredible destination.”

It is worth mentioning that the McCarran International airport is enforcing strict health and safety measures to try and protect as many passengers and employees as possible for conceiving the virus. 

Fewer people are eager to fly

Even as COVID-19 restrictions ease, fewer travellers feel compelled to fly.

Delta President Glen Hauenstein said, “We’re buying along the bottom here.”

He added, “It’s hard to envision when you can’t leave your house, how you will go to travel at this point.”

According to airport officials, “As passenger activity has declined, McCarran officials are continually evaluating the airport’s infrastructure and operations to identify ways to maximise efficiencies and implement cost-savings measures.”

 On the other hand, airline companies are re-structuring their business plans to shrink operations for the near future to meet the drop in demand. 

 Delta CEO Ed Bastian said, “The truth is our recovery will be dictated by our customers feeling safe, both physically and financially.

McCarran International Airport main airport for public and military use

The airport is located in Paradise, Nevada and is the main airport for public and military use in Las Vegas Valley. 

 It is noteworthy to mention that the airport is owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation. 

 McCarran International Airport gets its name from the late U.S Senator Pat McCarran who was a former member of the Democratic Party. McCarran contributed to the development of aviation both in last vegas and nationally. 

The airport was originally built in 1942, opening to airline flights by 1948. Since then the airport has been operatic domestic and international flights including nonstop flight to cities in North America, Europe, and Azia. 

It serves as an operating base for Allegiant Air as well as crew and maintenance base for Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. 

I'm Adam Shaw, Senior Editor and one of the first members at VegasSlots. I'm a massive football sports fan but also love casinos and occasional trips to Las Vegas. Gaming runs in the family

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