Las Vegas McCarran’s $2.4 billion showpiece terminal is set to open its doors to new passengers today (June 27).
The latest aviation technology has been incorporated into the planning and design of the new 1.9 million-square foot Terminal 3 to help increase efficiency and reduce waiting times.
This includes 100% common-use systems to enable airlines to time-share facilities and new self-boarding gates to speed up boarding.
Randall Walker, director of aviation for Clark County, said: “This was the biggest expansion project ever undertaken at McCarran and it has probably been the most challenging one.”
Automated aircraft docking systems also allow pilots to align with a passenger loading bridge, requiring minimal ramp staff support.
Signage is provided by more than 1,100 LCD and LED screens, giving passenger information, airline branding and real-time updates.
The new terminal will increase capacity to 53 million passengers per year, up from 48 million in 2007.
Project manager Bechtel has been working with Clark County Department of Aviation managing the six-phase modification, upgrade, and expansion plan at McCarran International Airport since 1981.
The company is currently working on New Doha International Airport, Muscat International Airport, and the Gatwick Airport expansion project.