It is time to Visit Las Vegas New Airport Terminal Opens it is Terminal 3. This is really exciting for Las vegas. Not only does it add more capcity in terms of passenger volume, up to 53 Million, but it opens a whole new venue for forgein passengers. This terminal not only has the latest electronic gagets but a welcome self baggage check in that will save both time and hassles.
Las Vegas has been an international airport for a long time but this terminal will also include much needed immigration and border guards. See some excepts from the Business wire below and visit the original article for some indepth information.
LAS VEGAS, Jun 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Clark County Department of Aviation today celebrated the opening of McCarran International Airport’s new …
Visit Las Vegas New Airport Terminal Opens
“T3″ is the first unit terminal to be constructed in the United States in the post-9/11 era. It includes 14 gates, seven of which can be used for international arrivals; an expansive ticketing lobby; space for two Transportation Security Administration checkpoints with up to 31 lanes; an eight-story garage with room for nearly 6,000 vehicles; more than a dozen stores and restaurants; 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 McCarran’s annual capacity to approximately 53 million passengers; its historic peak was nearly 48 million passengers in 2007.
This terminal will be equipped with electronics that will keep passengers aware of the weather not only in Las Vegas but also back home to their final destination.
The electronics updatesdo not stop there. There will be WiFi available to the passengers while they wait at the gates or this new terminal 3, hopefully this is the start of this availability at all terminals in las Vegas and across the country.
McCarran has long been recognized as a global leader in aviation technology, and Terminal 3 will further that reputation thanks in part to several new amenities it offers. Each check-in area is equipped with kiosks that allow passengers on participating air carriers to tag their own checked baggage, a time-saving initiative that has proven popular with travelers in recent U.S. trials and at airports outside the United States. In addition, each of T3′s 14 E gates has self-check-in equipment to ease the boarding process. Nearby, 14 video pylons support multiple monitors that display imagery and weather conditions for the destination cities of aircraft the E gates serve. McCarran’s long-standing practice of providing free public wireless Internet access has also been extended to allow the Wi-Fi signal to be used by passengers on aircraft that are parked at any of T3′s gates.
Las Vegas has needed a really good reason for international passengers to Visit Las Vegas New Airport Terminal Opens giving them a good cause to do just that. with the advent of this new facility and all of its new innovations i wonder how long before these types of terminals begin showing up at airports across America?
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