McCarran International Airport Company History Timeline

1963

By this time, the airport was serving 1.5 million passengers a year, the location for the present terminals was moved from Las Vegas Boulevard South to Paradise Road, opening in March 1963.

1965

In 1965, Ralph Englestad purchased Thunderbird Field and quickly sold it to the city of North Las Vegas.

1967

City leaders renamed the site North Las Vegas Air Terminal, then sold it to Howard Hughes' Summa Corp. in 1967.

1978

In 1978, Senator Howard Cannon pushed the Airline Deregulation Act through Congress.

1987

Summa continued to operate the airport until Clark County purchased it in 1987.

1992

The County then made a considerable investment to upgrade the airport, including a new 15,600-square-foot terminal building completed in 1992.

1998

In 1998 the D Gates SE and SW wings opened adding 28 gates.

2000

The D Gates project is a modification to the original McCarran 2000 plan.

2003

On October 16, 2003, the airport installed SpeedCheck kiosks which allow customers to obtain a boarding pass without having to go to a specific airline kiosk or counter.

In 2003 the airport announced it was implementing a baggage-tracking system that will use Radio-frequency identification (RFID) bag tags from Matrics Inc. to improve air safety.

2005

On January 4, 2005, the airport started offering wireless internet service at no charge.

In 2005, the D Gates NE wing opened adding 10 gates.

2006

General aviation activity, flight instruction and a sightseeing airline made North Las Vegas one of the 100 busiest airports in the country in 2006.

2020

VGT is 171,684 total operations in 2020 making it the 49th busiest airport in the United States.

2021

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Founded
1948
Company Founded
Headquarters
Las Vegas, NV
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