Las Vegas McCarran Reports 20% Increase in Flight Movements

Ken Lund from Reno, Nevada, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – According to data from, Las Vegas McCarran International Airport has reported a 20% increase in flight movements.

The airport has been growing substantially over the last couple of weeks, based on the seven-day rolling averages provided by the flight tracking company.

Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…

The Numbers…

For November 19-26, the airport handled 1,234 movements, which is an increase of 20.27% compared to the same period last year.

The carrier is nearly 200 movements ahead of pre-pandemic capacity levels, which has helped them greatly when on the road to post-pandemic recovery.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data from the airport:

Date2019 Numbers2021 Numbers2022 NumbersPercentage Difference (2022 vs. 2021)
October 21-291145 movements1103 movements1313 movements+19.04%
October 29-November 51123 movements1093 movements1270 movements+16.19%
November 5-121126 movements1055 movements1211 movements+14.79%
November 12-191101 movements1048 movements1273 movements+21.47%

What we can see from the last four weeks’ worth of data is that the carrier has been consistently providing double-digit percentage increases compared to last year.

On top of that, the airport has been keeping well above pre-pandemic numbers as well consistently.

Spirit Airlines Expands Las Vegas from San Antonio…

One example of increased services out of the airport has come from Spirit Airlines’ recent announcement over the bolstering of services from San Antonio to Las Vegas and Orlando.

“It’s exciting to kick off our new service with plans to grow and give San Antonio travelers even more low-fare options to explore popular vacation destinations,” said Lania Rittenhouse, Vice President of Guest Experience, Brand & Communications for Spirit Airlines and President of the Spirit Charitable Foundation.

“We can’t wait to welcome guests from San Antonio onboard one of the youngest fleets in the industry and give back to the community through the Spirit Charitable Foundation.” 

“Spirit Airlines makes it easy for families to explore San Antonio. We’re thrilled to have Orlando and Las Vegas as affordable travel options in and out of the top tourist destination in Texas,” said Jesus H. Saenz, Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System.

“There’s so much to see and do here in San Antonio. We’re happy to give our travelers more flights to popular places and add new routes as we expand.”


It remains clear that Las Vegas is continuing to capitalize on its enhanced growth experienced over the Summer 2022 season.

Looking ahead, the airport will now want to focus on bolstering services going into the Winter 2022/23 season so then they can produce strong numbers all-year round.

The airport will no doubt continue to lobby existing carriers to add more frequencies as they want to ensure that the capacity can meet the demand expectations caused by pent-up travel needs.

For now, all eyes are now on Las Vegas McCarran International Airport to see where they will go next and what sort of expansion plans they may have in store for the future.

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