New terminal opening at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is officially opening its new $2.4 billion, 14-gate Terminal 3 on Wednesday, June 27th.

16 international carriers will move their operations over to T3 on Wednesday; five domestic carriers (Alaska, Frontier, JetBlue, Sun Country and Virgin America) move over on July 31st; and United and Hawaiian are waiting till late August to make the switch.

The high-tech terminal has more than 200 self-service kiosks that allow airlines to invite passengers to weigh, pay for and tag their own bags and to scan their own boarding passes and self-board at the gates.

There’s also some lovely public art, including “Sunset Mirage” by Barbara and Larry Domsky

Sunset Mirage

Peter Lik’s panoramic photo of Red Rock Canyon, called “Almighty” –


And this fun mural called “Follies in Flight,” by Terry Ritter

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