McCarran International Airport last year posted its highest passenger volume totals since 2008, welcoming 42.9 million people through its gates in 2014.
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With the threat of a pilot strike looming on the horizon, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel, parent company of Allegiant Air, on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings that were spurred by lower fuel costs that have benefited all the nation’s airlines.
The state agency that funds Nevada’s unmanned aerial systems program has temporarily cut funding and staffing until the Federal Aviation Administration can catch up to the state’s pace.
Southwest Airlines is taking Las Vegas indie rock band Imagine Dragons to new heights. The Dallas-based airline will host a concert on a flight between Las Vegas and Atlanta as part of a promotion for the release of the band’s new album on Feb. 17.
If you’re flying on a Boeing 777 Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles on any given day, there’s a one in 4,068,434 chance that your plane will crash. At least that’s what a new app called “Am I Going Down?” says.
Southwest Airlines, the busiest commercial air carrier at McCarran International Airport, on Thursday reported solid fourth-quarter profits boosted by plunging fuel prices.
The union that represents Allegiant Air pilots has voted to authorize a strike against the Las Vegas-based leisure air carrier.
Nearly 150 Allegiant Air pilots walked informational picket lines in Las Vegas on Tuesday in an attempt to call attention to negotiations that have been stalled for more than two years and under the supervision of a mediator since April.
Two airlines are trying out seasonal routes — one long and one short — to and from Las Vegas this month through April.
AirTran Airways has ceased to exist in an industry that has reshaped itself into something that would not be easily recognized when the Dallas carrier took its first flight about two decades ago.
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport increased for the 15th straight month in November, driven again by double-digit percentage increases in international traffic.
This definitely wasn’t in the flight plan. About 50 dignitaries gathered in the desert for a demonstration flight of Sensurion Aerospace’s flagship Magpie unmanned aerial vehicle gasped as it crashed seconds after a company executive launched the 5-foot aircraft.
When the Federal Aviation Administration first identified Nevada as one of six states authorized to test unmanned aerial systems — we call them “drones” — the state was heralded for its wide-open spaces far from population centers.
When Maverick Aviation Group takes its popular air tour industry to Hawaii early next year, it’ll take an unparalleled maintenance record and experience with it. The Las Vegas-based company will launch tours in Maui beginning in April.
Developers of a new biometric scanning system that verifies passenger identities at airports are the first to admit that some customers like the idea of having their irises scanned because it looks so cool.
When Mexican discount air carrier VivaAerobus left the Las Vegas market in January 2013, it vowed to return when economic conditions improved. On Friday, the airline delivered.
Except for a few glitches late in the day brought on by wintry East Coast weather, most flights ran on schedule at McCarran all day, transporting thousands of families and friends to be together in unseasonably warm Southern Nevada or at colder locations everywhere else.
For more than 100 people who spent big bucks and traveled thousands of miles to get to Southern Nevada last week, President Obama’s three-day trip to Las Vegas resulted in a huge disappointment. They had to postpone or cancel their helicopter trips to see the Grand Canyon.
Southwest Airlines got the traffic bump it expected in Las Vegas with the repeal of the Wright Amendment contributing to a 3.4 percent increase over last year in passengers using McCarran International Airport in October.
That airport congestion we’re expecting to see during the Thanksgiving holiday next week? The U.S. Travel Association says get used to it, especially at McCarran International Airport.
Southern Nevada tourism officials haven’t lost sight of keeping the “international” in McCarran International Airport. Since the airport’s $2.4 billion Terminal 3 opened in June 2012, McCarran has been among the fastest-growing international gateways in the United States.
Fifty years ago, Bonanza Airlines Flight 114 from Phoenix was on approach to McCarran Field when it slammed into the top of the mountain and tumbled, scattering wreckage across the rocky plateau. The crash killed everyone on board — 29 people doomed by a faulty chart in a freak snow storm.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air is entering five new markets, including Indianapolis, and will offer three round trips a week there from Las Vegas beginning in February.
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