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Las Vegas airport marks milestone 50M passengers in 1 year

2 years 5 months 1 week ago Thursday, December 19 2019 Dec 19, 2019 December 19, 2019 8:24 PM December 19, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

LAS VEGAS (AP) - McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas marked a milestone with a ceremony welcoming what officials called the record 50 millionth passengers of 2019. An Allegiant flight from San Antonio, Texas, arrived Thursday to a water cannon salute, and passengers were greeted with gift bags and showgirls at their arrival gate and a reception at baggage claim. Airport officials said the previous record for passengers in one year was set in 2018, at 49.7 million. A final year-end passenger count is due to be released late next month.

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