McCarran International Airport, which also goes by the IATA code LAS, is the airport of  Las Vegas city in Nevada.

McCarran International Airport is a commercial airport serving the exciting city of Las Vegas and the entire Clark County. Located in Paradise, Clark County, at 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, the airport is only five miles south of the Las Vegas central business district, less than a mile from the famous Las Vegas Strip, and only five minutes from the big hotels in Las Vegas. It is also conveniently situated between inter-state highways.

This airport was first established back in 1942 by an American aviator, George Crockett, as Alamo Airport. Clark County later purchased the airfield from Crockett so that they could be able to establish a public airport for the county. This led to the renaming of the airport to McCarran Field, after a long-serving Nevada politician Senator Pat McCarran who played a major role in the development of aviation nationally.

At the time this Las Vegas airport was only serving 1.5 million passengers a year. The airport was later expanded in 1982, funded by a $300 million bond issue. This was done through a three-phase plan that included building a nine- level parking facility, additional gates, a new central terminal, runway expansion and addition, a revamped road to the airport, and an upgraded passenger assistance facility.

Currently, this Las Vegas airport has two operational passenger terminals. Terminal 1 is the domestic terminal and has concourses A-D and an Esplanade that leads to all gates. Terminal 2 is the international terminal. There is an exterior sidewalk that connects these two terminals and there is also a courtesy shuttle that has been provided by the airport to transport travelers between these terminals.

Las Vegas airport serves Las Vegas City and the neighboring Clark County in Southern Nevada. With four runways and an estimated 39.8 million passengers a year, McCarran Airport serves as a focus city for Allegiant & Southwest airlines and it is also served by a huge number of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points worldwide.

One can easily see that this airport is one of the busiest in the world. In 2008 this Las Vegas airport was ranked 15 in terms of passenger traffic with almost 45 million passengers passing through the facility. The airport also ranked 6 in the world for aircraft movement with almost 580,000 takeoffs and landings.  The maximum capacity is estimated to be 53 million and the aircraft movement is estimated at 625,000. The airport does not require any funding from the County’s general fund as it is self-sufficient.
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McCarran International Airport, which also goes by the IATA code LAS, is the airport of  Las Vegas city in Nevada.

McCarran International Airport is a commercial airport serving the exciting city of Las Vegas and the entire Clark County. Located in Paradise, Clark County, at 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, the airport is only five miles south of the Las Vegas central business district, less than a mile from the famous Las Vegas Strip, and only five minutes from the big hotels in Las Vegas. It is also conveniently situated between inter-state highways.

This airport was first established back in 1942 by an American aviator, George Crockett, as Alamo Airport. Clark County later purchased the airfield from Crockett so that they could be able to establish a public airport for the county. This led to the renaming of the airport to McCarran Field, after a long-serving Nevada politician Senator Pat McCarran who played a major role in the development of aviation nationally.

At the time this Las Vegas airport was only serving 1.5 million passengers a year. The airport was later expanded in 1982, funded by a $300 million bond issue. This was done through a three-phase plan that included building a nine- level parking facility, additional gates, a new central terminal, runway expansion and addition, a revamped road to the airport, and an upgraded passenger assistance facility.

Currently, this Las Vegas airport has two operational passenger terminals. Terminal 1 is the domestic terminal and has concourses A-D and an Esplanade that leads to all gates. Terminal 2 is the international terminal. There is an exterior sidewalk that connects these two terminals and there is also a courtesy shuttle that has been provided by the airport to transport travelers between these terminals.

Las Vegas airport serves Las Vegas City and the neighboring Clark County in Southern Nevada. With four runways and an estimated 39.8 million passengers a year, McCarran Airport serves as a focus city for Allegiant & Southwest airlines and it is also served by a huge number of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points worldwide.

One can easily see that this airport is one of the busiest in the world. In 2008 this Las Vegas airport was ranked 15 in terms of passenger traffic with almost 45 million passengers passing through the facility. The airport also ranked 6 in the world for aircraft movement with almost 580,000 takeoffs and landings.  The maximum capacity is estimated to be 53 million and the aircraft movement is estimated at 625,000. The airport does not require any funding from the County’s general fund as it is self-sufficient.
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