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Las Vegas Airport Seeing More Passengers After Pandemic Plunge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The number of air travelers in and out of Las Vegas is rising, but passenger traffic remains well below pre-coronavirus pandemic levels.

McCarran International Airport reported Thursday it handled 1.6 million arriving and departing passengers in July. That's down nearly two-thirds from the same month a year ago, but up from the 1 million people the airport saw in June.

McCarran regularly handled 4 million passengers per month before the emergence of the COVID-19 illness.

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