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North Las Vegas Airport

Located just minutes from downtown Las Vegas and the world famous Strip, North Las Vegas Airport is a convenient and economical alternative to McCarran International Airport. North Las Vegas Airport is designed to meet the needs of general aviation pilots and their passengers. Our friendly and experienced staff will take good care of you and your aircraft from the moment you taxi onto our ramp.

North Las Vegas Airport
2730 Airport Drive, Suite 101
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Phone: 702.261.3803
Fax: 702.647.7508
Email: nlva@mccarran.com


North Las Vegas Airport was created by aviation enthusiasts Verald "Bud" Barrett and J.M. and Florence Murphy, who opened the airfield as Sky Haven Airport on December 7, 1941. The opening celebration was interrupted by news of the air raid at Pearl Harbor, and a scheduled flying demonstration was canceled.

The small airport became successful during World War II when it was used by general aviation flyers and pilots from the Las Vegas Army Air Base for off-duty flying. J.M. Murphy and Barrett enlisted in the Army Air Corps as instructors, leaving Florence Murphy to operate Sky Haven until the war ended in 1945. Legendary aviator Howard Hughes often flew through the airport during its early years.

After the war, the Murphys sold their interest to Barrett, who operated Sky Haven for a few more years. Barrett later sold his interest in Sky Haven to Wes Durston, who changed its name to Thunderbird Field in the 1950s. In the early 1960s, the runways were paved, a new administration building and restaurant were built, and the 40-unit Sky Rider Motel, complete with an airplane-shaped swimming pool, opened for business.

In 1965, Ralph Englestad purchased Thunderbird Field and quickly sold it to the City of North Las Vegas. City leaders renamed the site North Las Vegas Air Terminal, then sold it to Howard Hughes' Summa Corp. in 1967. Seven years later, the facility became a reliever airport for McCarran International, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began providing air traffic control services. Summa continued to operate the airport until Clark County purchased it in 1987. The county then made a considerable investment to upgrade the airport, including a new 15,600-square-foot terminal building completed in 1992.

North Las Vegas Airport is now home to nearly 700 based aircraft and 25 commercial businesses. It's the second-busiest airport in Nevada based on total aircraft operations. General aviation activity, flight instruction and a sightseeing airline made North Las Vegas one of the 100 busiest airports in the country in 2006.

North Las Vegas Airport continues to provide relief to busy McCarran International by attracting general aviation flights away from its larger sister airport. Small aircraft operators are enticed to North Las Vegas through its combination of personalized customer service, competitive fuel rates and first-class facilities.

McCarran International Airport

5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 261-5211

Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, and surrounding communitees of Clark County in southern Nevada. Airport and flight information.


Aeromexico www.aeromexico.com
1.800.AEROMEX ( 1.800.237.6639 )
Air Canada www.aircanada.ca
Air Canada operates from the D Gates. Ticketing and baggage claim remain at Terminal 3.
Alaska www.alaskaair.com
Allegiant www.allegiantair.com
American www.aa.com
British Airways www.britishairways.com
Condor www.condor.com
Call your travel agent
Copa www.copaair.com
Delta www.delta.com
Edelweiss www.edelweissair.ch/en/
Frontier www.flyfrontier.com
Frontier uses Terminal 3 for ticketing and baggage claim and operates from the D Gates
Hawaiian www.hawaiianair.com
Hawaiian Airlines uses Terminal 3 for ticketing and baggage claim and operates from the D Gates
Interjet www.interjet.com
JetBlue www.jetblue.com
1.800.JETBLUE ( 1.800.538.2583 )
Korean Air www.koreanair.com
US ( 1.800.438.5000 )
Outside ( 1.213.484.1900 )

Southwest www.southwest.com
1.800.I.FLY.SWA ( 1.800.435.9792 )
Spirit Airlines www.spiritair.com
United www.united.com
United Airlines use Terminal 3 for ticketing and baggage claim and operates from the D Gates
1.800.United.1 ( 1.800.864.8331 )
US Airways www.usairways.com

To and from the airport


More than ten taxi companies provide service to and from the airport and locations throughout Las Vegas. Just grab your bags and head out the door to catch a cab. Soon you'll be on your way to one of many world-class destinations in Las Vegas. More >>>


If you are looking for a luxury Las Vegas experience, then walk-up limousine service may be the best option for you. Sedans, stretch limousines, and SUVs are available to whisk you away to your destination in comfort and style. If you or your hotel/resort made arrangements for limousine service in advance, your driver will meet you in baggage claim, help you get your bags, and take you to your vehicle. More >>>


Group shuttles are an economical way to get from the airport to most major hotel/resorts. While en route, group shuttles make multiple stops at locations along the way, so relax and enjoy the spectacular view. More >>>

Inter-Terminal Shuttle

Courtesy shuttle service is available to transport you between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Just look for the blue and white buses with the McCarran logo and soon you'll be on your way. Service is provided approximately every 12-15 minutes. More >>>

Inter-City Shuttles

Shuttle services are available to and from communities outside of Las Vegas. More >>>

Rental Cars

The McCarran Rent-A-Car Center is just three miles from the airport with easy freeway access to Interstates 15 and 215 and the Las Vegas Strip. Car rental customers arriving at McCarran International Airport will be transported to their vehicles by dedicated McCarran Rent-A-Car Center shuttles, so the next bus is always yours! More >>>

Public Bus

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) provides bus service to and from McCarran International Airport at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. More >>>

Driving Directions

McCarran International Airport is located at 5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard, just two miles from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and 15 miles from downtown and is easily accessed via I-215, Tropicana Avenue, or Russell Road. More >>>

Passenger Pick Up

Before leaving for the airport to pick up your party, make sure you know the airline, flight number, time of arrival and which terminal. Passenger Pick Up at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 is easy and convenient. More >>>

Passenger Drop Off

Before leaving for the airport to drop off your party, make sure you know the airline, flight number, time of departure and which terminal. Do you need driving directions to Terminal 1 or Terminal 3? More >>>

Which Terminal?

McCarran International Airport consists of 110 aircraft gates at two separate terminal buildings, each with its own parking garage, ticketing/check-in area, baggage claim, and shopping and dining options. Because the two facilities are not physically connected, it's important that you know which airline operates at which terminal building before coming to the airport. More >>>

Parking Overview

Know Before You Go

Make sure you know which terminal your airline uses before coming to the airport then follow the overhead signs to get to your final parking destination. For up-to-the-minute parking information call 702.261.5122.

From Short Term to Valet, McCarran International Airport has more than 17,000 public parking spaces offering a variety of choices to meet your needs. Learn which option is best for you. Parking facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Parking in the garages is subject to availability. Reservations for parking are not available. During the summer and other peak travel periods such as holidays, the Terminal 1 Long Term garage may fill to capacity. Customers will be re-directed to the Terminal 1 Economy Lot. Courtesy shuttle service is available to take you to Terminal 1.

For any administrative or Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) related issues, our office staff are available Mon-Fri from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM, excluding County holidays.

We accept cash, debit cards, all major credit cards, traveler's checks, cashier's checks, or money orders.


Parking facilities are regularly patrolled by airport personnel.

Emergency call boxes are located in elevator lobbies and in other prominent locations.

We recommend that you always:

Complimentary Services

As a courtesy to our parking customers, we provide the following services free of charge:

Please contact the Parking Office at 702.261.5122 to request any of the above services.

Handicap Parking

All parking facilities have designated handicap vehicle stalls located in close proximity to elevators or shuttle stops.

Additional Information

Parking location reminder cards are available at every elevator lobby in the garages or inside the bus shelters of Economy and Remote Parking. If you cannot find your car when you return, call the Parking Office by using a Courtesy Phone located near the elevators or by Pay Machines for assistance.

The maximum stay is 30 days. If parking in excess of 30 days is necessary, arrangements must be made with the Parking Office at 702.261.5122.

Smarte Carte service is available in the public parking garages and inside the Terminal Buildings for a fee of $5.00.


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