McCarran International Airport (USA)
McCarran International Airport is the main commercial airport that serves the city of Las Vegas. It is located about 8 km south of Las Vegas and is a major hub of Allegiant Air and South west Airlines. Named after former Senator of Nevada, the airport is also home to Spirit Airlines that uses it as its crew and maintenance base. With slightly over 40 million passengers passing through it annually, the airport ranks as the 24th busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. It however ranks 8th in the world in terms of aircraft movement. Of all the airlines that operate at the airport, Southwest Airlines is the leading carrier.
The airport currently has two passenger terminals; Terminal 1 and 3. There are also other terminals that serve private aircrafts, US government agencies, sightseeing flights and cargo flights. Of the two terminals, Terminal 1 is the busiest. It has 96 gates on four concourses (A, B, C and D). Known as The Charter International Terminal, Terminal 2 used to serve all international and charter flights in and out of Las Vegas. It was closed in 2012 and is set for demolition.
Opened in 2012, Terminal 3 is currently used for all international flights and a few domestic flights. The terminal has 14 gates on concourses E for international flights. In addition, Terminal 3 provides ticketing, baggage claim and gates for Alaska Airlines, Sun County Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Virgin America, all operating domestic flights.