Posted on October 6, 2018
McCarran International Airport (LAS) is the primary commercial airport serving the Las Vegas Nevada. The airport is operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation. It is named after the late U.S. Senator Pat McCarran, who contributed to the development of aviation both in Las Vegas and on a national scale. LAS covers 2,800 acres (11.3 km2) of land. The airport was built in 1942 and opened to commercial flights in 1948. It has undergone significant expansion since then.
McCarran received over 48,500,000 passengers in 2017, a 2.2% increase over the previous year and the first year to top pre-recession levels. It is the 27th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic and the 8th busiest by aircraft movements. The airport has nonstop air service to destinations in North America, Europe, and Asia. It is an operating base for Allegiant Air, as well as a crew and maintenance base for Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines.