New Terminal to Open at McCarran Airport
Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport will open its new Terminal 3 later this week. The $2.4 billion, 1.9 million-square foot terminal will allow the airport to handle nearly 5 million more passengers a year.
Features of the new terminal include self-boarding gates, automated aircraft docking systems, and over 1,100 LCD and LED screens that offer passenger and airline information.
All international flights will arrive and depart from the new terminal. Upon the opening of Terminal 3, Terminal 2, which previously serviced international air traffic, will close permanently.
Airlines that will operate out of the new terminal include Air Berlin, Air Canada, British Airways, Copa Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.
McCarran International Airport is the main airport in the Las Vegas region, and serviced nearly 40 million passengers in 2010. The new terminal was constructed by Bechtel as part of a six-phase, 31-year project to renovate and expand McCarran Airport.
(Pictured: Welcome sign at McCarran Airport)