McCarran Intl Airport Information

Located in Paradise, Nevada, the McCarran International Airport continues to be one of the busiest and fastest growing airports in the world. The airport is located just a few miles from downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas strip, a popular tourist destination due to its vast amount of resorts and casinos.

The airport was initially developed in the early 1930s, when it was called Western Air Express Airfield. The airport was eventually renamed to McCarran Airport in the early 1940s, at which point the airport was leased to the US military. Following World War II, the airport was converted to include a passenger terminal and it quickly became the most heavily used airport in Las Vegas. The airport when through a significant expansion in the 1980s and today it has a total of three terminals, which hold close to 70 different gates.

On an annual basis, the airport handles over 500,000 different aircraft movements, which bring nearly 40 millions passengers through the airport. This makes the airport the busiest airport in Nevada and the 22nd busiest airport in the world. The busiest airlines that serve the airport include Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines.

The airport provides direct service to all major cities and airports located across the United States. The most frequent routes are to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta, and Chicago. Beyond their domestic flights, travelers can also connect directly to dozens of cities located in Canada, Mexico, Asia, and parts of Europe.

Travelers that come to Las Vegas will have a few options for getting to their ultimate destination. Those that come to Las Vegas can take a public bus, which makes stops along the Las Vegas strip, downtown Las Vegas, and many stops in between. Travelers can also take a taxi from the taxi stand, which is operated 24 hours per day.