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Southwest Airlines dominant carrier in Las Vegas — and rising, 32% over 2021 levels

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Southwest Airlines carries greater than twice the variety of passengers in and out of Harry Reid International Airport in comparison with another airline.

More than 1.5 million passengers flew Southwest in and out of Las Vegas in November, with Spirit Airlines dealing with barely greater than 700,000 passengers and Frontier at simply over 450,000.

Canceled flights over the previous days have put the highlight on Southwest, which canceled 230 flights in Las Vegas on Tuesday because it tries to get again on monitor nationwide. A complete of two,500 flights had been canceled across the nation and the state of affairs didn’t look like any higher for Wednesday.

Southwest launched an announcement Monday apologizing to prospects and saying that it’s urgently making an attempt to handle “wide-scale disruption by rebalancing the airline and repositioning crews and our fleet.”

Figures launched by Reid International Airport on Tuesday confirmed passenger totals via the top of November at 48,296,907 — a 34.8% improve over final year (35,840,433 via November 2021).

Of these totals, practically 16.7 million flew Southwest via the top of November, far larger than year-to-date counts for Spirit (6.6 million), Frontier (4.5 million) and Delta (4.2 million).

The numbers are amongst statistics used to trace Las Vegas tourism, which has climbed again after down years throughout the pandemic.

Southwest Airlines has carried 32.1% extra passengers to date this year than 2021. Spirit has grown quicker over the previous year than any of Southwest’s high opponents in Las Vegas, with a 54.4% improve in passengers. Frontier is up 28.2% over final year’s levels and Delta is up 23.5%.

The passenger report additionally confirmed a dramatic improve in worldwide flights, which had dropped considerably throughout the first two years of the pandemic. The improve from 119,332 worldwide passengers to 237,980 represented a 266.3% improve.

Domestic passenger counts have grown by 30.6% to date this year, one other sign that tourism is prospering.

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