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Las Vegas Airport opens Terminal 3 expansion

28-Jun-2012 10:19 AM

US' Clark County Department of Aviation celebrated (27-Jun-2012) the opening of Las Vegas McCarran International Airport’s new Terminal 3, a 1.9 million sqft expansion to the nation’s seventh-busiest airport. T3 is the first unit terminal to be constructed in the US in the post-9/11 era. It includes 14 gates, seven of which can be used for international arrivals, a large ticketing lobby, space for two Transportation Security Administration checkpoints with up to 31 lanes, an eight-story parking area, more than 12 stores and restaurants and and an automated tram system that enables Terminal 3 to handle the check-in, security and baggage claim needs of up to 26 gates at McCarran’s nearby D Concourse. Coupled with the airport’s existing infrastructure, Terminal 3 increases Las Vegas McCarran’s annual capacity to approximately 53 million passengers. Its historic peak was nearly 48 million passengers in 2007. [more - original PR]