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Travel To Las Vegas Resumes, Resulting In Crowded Roads And Airports
The City of Sin is coming alive again as resorts begin to reopen following the loosening of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. As many travelers flock to Las Vegas, the city is expecting to see a significant increase in traffic, especially at McCarran International Airport and Interstate 15.
According to Brian Hoeft, director of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s traffic management center, there was a 23 percent spike in traffic last Thursday, which was reopening day, in comparison with the Thursday before.
McCarran International Airport had an average of 141 arriving flights per day last month but saw over 190 arrivals on Thursday and Friday. During the lockdown, the airport was extremely quiet, but last week proved that a revival is on the horizon.
If you’re planning on traveling to Las Vegas this summer, here’s what you should know: