Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is working to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis but still stay open as a provider of essential air transportation services.
As passenger activity has rapidly declined over the past two weeks, McCarran officials are continually evaluating the airport’s infrastructure and operations to identify ways to maximize efficiencies and implement cost-savings measures. With this in mind, the Department of Aviation has reduced its on-site workforce and is consolidating operations.
The following areas are now closed until further notice:
• B Concourse – All gates, retail and concessions
• C Annex Security Checkpoint
• E Concourse, Level 2: Secured Side – All gates, retail and concessions
Terminal 3 remains open with limited services during the closure of the E Concourse. Passengers are still able to access airline ticketing and check-in, as well as the TSA Checkpoint and Baggage Claim. Any flight previously scheduled to depart from the E Concourse will shift to the D Concourse. Signage is in place to direct travelers at Terminal 3 to use the Red Line tram to the D Concourse once they have cleared the security checkpoint.
The A Concourse remains open and accessible via the A/B Checkpoint, while the C Concourse is accessible by the C/D Checkpoint. The closure of the B Concourse restricts the ability of passengers to move between the A Concourse and C Concourse without exiting the secure area.
Due to decreased demand McCarran has also temporarily consolidated parking options, but economy lots and valet at both terminals remain open.
“As passenger activity has declined, McCarran officials are continually evaluating the airport’s infrastructure and operations to identify ways to maximize efficiencies and implement cost-savings measures,” officials said in a statement this week.
Before the virus outbreak, McCarran was on its way to surpassing the 50 million passengers that landed there in 2019. In late March, all the major hospitality/casino companies closed their doors until further notice. The move was unprecedented for the 24-hour town that does not even break for Christmas.
McCarran provides essential transportation services and remains open to serve the state’s travelers and cargo operations. Passengers should check with their airline for the most current flight status information.