September passenger traffic up 2.7 percent at McCarran International Airport in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — Officials say passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport jumped 2.7 percent in September compared with a year earlier.

Data released Monday show more than 3.5 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in September.

The number of passengers flying domestically was up 1.7 percent, while international traffic was up 12 percent for the month. Domestic flights account for the vast majority of traffic.

Total airport traffic is up 2.4 percent so far this year compared with the same period in 2013.

McCarran ranks as the ninth-busiest airport nationally. Southwest is by far its largest carrier, while United, Delta, American and Spirit round out the top five.

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