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Vegas September Airport Traffic Jumps 8.7 Percent

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LAS VEGAS  -- McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas saw an increase of nearly 285,000 passengers in September compared with the same month last year.

Officials reported Tuesday that 3.6 million people passed through the airport last month. That was up 8.7 percent from September 2010.

A total of 31.2 million passengers used McCarran during the first nine months this year -- up 4.5 percent from the 30 million who passed through the airport during the same period in 2010. Southwest, American, and US Airways all reported handling more passengers in September than a year earlier. Delta and United handled fewer passengers.

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