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Legionnaires’ disease linked to Aria

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention informed the Southern Nevada Health District last year that two cases of Legionnaires’ disease had been possibly linked to the Aria. But it wasn’t until last month that local officials tested the water at the posh Strip resort and discovered the type of bacteria that causes the disease.

Tourism numbers increase in May

As the valley’s visitor industry numbers continued to improve in May, an outsized boost has come a little noticed source.

Air fares drop on Las Vegas-Los Angeles route

With fresh competition having entered the critical Las Vegas-Los Angeles route, air fares have started to drop on a limited basis.

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Allegiant gets OK to fly first Boeing 757

Allegiant Travel Co., the parent of Las Vegas-based discount flier Allegiant Air, received Federal Aviation Administration approval Wednesday to begin flying the company’s first Boeing 757.

Allegiant buys bigger jets for Hawaii treks

Yes, that really is a Boeing 757 painted in Allegiant colors that is parked at McCarran International Airport.

Tourists to fire up Las Vegas for July 4 holiday

A solid rush of tourists will be in Las Vegas for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, but not all of them will be celebrating Independence Day.

Las Vegas-San Diego flights widen Spirit’s schedule

For the third time this week, Spirit Airlines announced a new route out of McCarran International Airport that will pit it wing-to-wing against market leader Southwest.

Plaza gets lift from failed Fontainebleau

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 counts for McCarran in May up 5.1 percent

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.

California Pacific Airlines plans flights to Las Vegas

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.