What would have happened to the Plaza had someone finished the bankrupt Fontainbleau? The Strip resort’s collapse opened up the opportunity for Plaza renovators to buy enough furniture and fixtures for all 1,037 rooms at pennies on the dollar. The renovated downtown hotel-casino is set to reopen on Sept. 1.
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport continued to grow in May, with more than half of the gains coming from established market leader Southwest and resurgent Spirit.
San Diego County startup California Pacific Airlines has included a Las Vegas route in its plans when it launches service, now planned for early next year.
Diversification — the perennial catchphrase for rebuilding a Nevada economy less reliant on tourism — has come to the visitor industry.
Tourists descended on Las Vegas in greater numbers as the total visitor count in April rose 4.8 percent from one year ago to 3.35 million.
As expected, schedule reductions to try to offset rising fuel costs led to a drop in the May passenger counts for Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel.
The rebuilding of airline schedules at McCarran International Airport will gain momentum in the second half of this year with the weekly flight counts projected to run close to 5 percent ahead of last year.
Within four years, the air traffic controllers who maintain the safe distances among planes flying into and out of McCarran International Airport should have a little more separation of their own.
With gates being taken out of commission due to repaving outside Concourse C, McCarran International Airport will launch a $13 million interior renovation.