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Las Vegas McCarran International Airport


Las Vegas McCarron International Airport (LAS)

Appropriately, the code for Las Vegas McCarron International Airport is LAS.
This large airport covers 2,800 acres of land and sees nearly 40 million passengers every year. This puts it at 22nd in the world for passenger traffic. It handles both domestic and international flights.

Since you are in Vegas, you are going to see slot machines. There are a total of over 1,200 slot machines throughout the airport.

History

The airport currently stands on the site of an older airport, called Alamo Airport, which was built in 1942. This was the same year that Clark Gable crashed right from this airport and died in the famous TWA Flight 3 crash.

In 1948, the airport was bought out and renamed McCarran Airport. The airport was seeing only about 1.5 million customers per year at this time. It was moved just slightly after this, and the growth began not long after.

Terminal 2 was added about 30 years later. The 90s brought a unified hardware to the entire airport, which was the first of many steps to make traveling through the airport much easier and much faster. Through the next few years, continued additions were made to keep McCarron up with the technology and to make sure that the airport continued to satisfy all of its customers.

Services/Amenities
* Financial services - ATMs, currency exchange, bank
* Passenger services - Post office, lost and found, shoe shine, Smartcarte service for baggage, translation services, airline lounge
* Free Wi-Fi and recharge zones
* Hotel and casino at the airport
* Wheelchair accessible
* Customs and border protection
* Aviation museum
* Gambling
* Medical services
* Business services
* Police
* USO Las Vegas
* Kids play area

Parking

There is short term parking near each of the terminals, as well as special motorcycle parking spaces available. The parking garages are covered, but there are economy parking lots for a more affordable price. There is also a special area for larger vehicles to park. Shuttles are available for use, though, so you don't have to walk from terminal to terminal.

If you get a parking citation, you can actually pay it online, so you won't have to come back to the airport or to Las Vegas to take care of it.

Surrounding Area

There are so many ways to get to where you want to go when you are leaving the Las Vegas McCarron International Airport. You can rent a car if you want to drive around on your own. If you don't want to do that, you can call for a taxi or limousine service. You can also take advantage of public transportation that is available. There is a public bus available.

All of these can take you into Las Vegas. There is no question about how much there is to do in this incredibly famous tourist city. Even if you don't gamble, Las Vegas is packed with places to stay and fun things to do. The fun never ends.

Contact Information

Telephone numbers:
Airport administration: (702)261-5100
Flight Information: (702)261-4636
Parking information: (702)261-5121
General information: (702)261-5211
Fax: 702 597 9553

Address:
McCarran International Airport,
PO Box 11005,
Las Vegas,
Nevada 89111-1005,
USA
Number of Terminals: 2
E-mail: Via the airport's website
Website: www.mccarran.com
Time Zone: GMT - 8 (GMT - 7 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is located 2km (1 mile) from the Las Vegas Strip (South)
IATA airport code: LAS

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