McCarran International Airport is the principal commercial airport serving Las Vegas and surrounding Clark County, Nevada. It is located outside the City of Las Vegas in the unincorporated Paradise CDP. McCarran is owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation. Its location, about eight miles south of downtown Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip, provides convenient access to most hotels in the Las Vegas Valley. It currently serves as a hub for America West Airlines, now operating as US Airways. In 2005 McCarran was one of the world's busiest airports, ranking ninth for passenger traffic, with 44,280,190 passengers passing through the terminal, and fifth for aircraft movements, with 605,046 takeoffs and landings.