Delta Air Lines Airport & Airspace Capacity Case Study

1284 Words Feb 20th, 2018 5 Pages
McCarran International Airport services the Las Vegas area, but it is nearing capacity. Since McCarran is an urban area, expansion is not a viable option. This case study shows that McCarran International Airport can implement short term improvements to handle additional capacity, but the airport has a capacity ceiling that will be hit in the next 5 to 15 years. A supplemental airport is needed to prevent McCarran International Airport from reaching maximum capacity. Keywords: Allegiant Air, capacity, Clark County, FAA, Ivanpah Valley, KLAS, Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport Allegiant Air Airport and Airspace Case Study
Introduction
Allegiant Air’s low cost business model is to shuttle tourists from smaller markets to leisure destinations via direct flights (Company Profile, n.d.). Allegiant considers their tourist destinations (Oakland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, Honolulu, Maui, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Fort Meyers, and Fort Lauderdale) as their focus areas (Allegiant Air, .n.d.). The main focus area and home base for Allegiant is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. McCarran International Airport is located close to the company headquarters in Enterprise, Nevada (a suburb of Las Vegas). McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is the focus of this airport and airspace case study. This study will evaluate if McCarran is well suited to…