Coolest New Airport Terminals

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Courtesy of Clark County Department of Aviation

These new and improved terminals upgrade the airport experience for the 21st century.

McCarran International Airport, Terminal 3, Las Vegas

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Opening Date: June 2012

City planners and the Department of Aviation literally had to move roads before breaking ground on McCarran’s long-awaited airport expansion. But once State Route 54 (a.k.a. Russell Road) was shifted a quarter mile north, developers had a large enough piece of land to build this nearly 2-million-square-foot, three-story terminal. Visitors are now greeted by one of two replicas of the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign and a 50-foot painting of Vegas showgirls. Even if you haven’t gotten lucky in Sin City, you’ve got a last chance to win big at one of 300 slot machines or in the gaming saloon.

Kudos For: Wi-Fi and visual-guidance docking systems that allow air carriers to approach the gate without assistance. All 14 gates at T3 have such self-boarding podiums, along with kiosks for printing your own baggage tags.

Who Flies Here: Aeroméxico, Airberlin, Air Canada, Alaska, ArkeFly, British Airways, Condor, Copa, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, Sunwing, Sun Country, Thomas Cook, United, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin America, VivaAerobus, Volaris, WestJet, XL Airways France.

Coolest New Airport Terminals

McCarran International Airport, Terminal 3, Las Vegas

Opening Date: June 2012

City planners and the Department of Aviation literally had to move roads before breaking ground on McCarran’s long-awaited airport expansion. But once State Route 54 (a.k.a. Russell Road) was shifted a quarter mile north, developers had a large enough piece of land to build this nearly 2-million-square-foot, three-story terminal. Visitors are now greeted by one of two replicas of the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign and a 50-foot painting of Vegas showgirls. Even if you haven’t gotten lucky in Sin City, you’ve got a last chance to win big at one of 300 slot machines or in the gaming saloon.

Kudos For: Wi-Fi and visual-guidance docking systems that allow air carriers to approach the gate without assistance. All 14 gates at T3 have such self-boarding podiums, along with kiosks for printing your own baggage tags.

Who Flies Here: Aeroméxico, Airberlin, Air Canada, Alaska, ArkeFly, British Airways, Condor, Copa, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, Sunwing, Sun Country, Thomas Cook, United, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin America, VivaAerobus, Volaris, WestJet, XL Airways France.

Courtesy of Clark County Department of Aviation
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