Currently, there are five operating airports surrounding the Las Vegas area. These airports serve as gateways to both tourists and locals traveling to and from Las Vegas. There is also one additional proposed airport to help supplement the air traffic demand in Las Vegas and nearby Nevada areas.
McCarran International Airport
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89119; 702-261-5211
The McCarran International Airport is the city’s primary commercial airport located just 5 miles south of Las Vegas’ central business district. The airport covers a total area of 2,800 acres and it has four runways. It is one of the world’s busiest airports in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movement. McCarran is owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark Country Department of Aviation (DOA).
Located just a few minutes from the top gambling destinations of Las Vegas along the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran lives up to the city’s image as it features thousands of slot machines throughout its airport terminals.
North Las Vegas Airport
2730 Airport Dr. Suite 101 North Las Vegas, NV 89032; 702-261-3801, 702-261-3803
The North Las Vegas Airport provides a premier general aviation facility designed to attract smaller aircraft traffic away from McCarran. It is known to service various aircrafts from single-engine pistons and turboprops to business jets.
Henderson Executive Airport
3500 Executive Terminal Dr. Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89052; 702-261-4800
The Henderson Executive Airport is a corporate choice for aviation in the Las Vegas area. Conveniently located a few minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Henderson, just south of St. Rose Parkway (SR-146), it is an ideal alternative to the busier McCarran.
The airport’s new and improved general aviation facility features two parallel runways, 15 acres of aircraft parking ramp, and a new maintenance building geared towards the needs of both business/corporate and private travelers.
Jean Sport Aviation Center
Jean, Nevada; 702-261-4804 or 4805 (c/o Henderson Executive Airport)
Owned by the Clark County Department of Aviation and managed and maintained by the staff of Henderson Executive Airport, the Jean Sports Aviation Center is located about 20 miles south of Las Vegas on the I-15. It is a small but ideal airport for fly-ins and recreational aviation including general aviation aircrafts, aerobatic aircrafts, gliders, ultralights, and skydiving. Jean features two parallel runways with one primarily operating for powered aircrafts and the other operating for gliders and ultralights. Its paved ramp accommodates up to 36 aircrafts.
Overton, Nevada; 702-261-3806 (c/o North Las Vegas Airport)
Located about 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas, just minutes away from Lake Mead’s Overton Beach in the picturesque Moapa Valley, the Overtons-Perkins Field sports a 4,800-foot, uncontrolled, paved runway with a pilot-activated runway lighting system. The airport covers about 250 acres of property and it provides easy access to the Ancient Anasazi ruins at the nearby Lost City Museum and the Valley of Fire State Park, which are both located a short drive away.
Overton-Perkins Field was named after two local young men Woodruff and Elwood Perkins who were killed in World Wars I and II. The airport was mainly built to provide an emergency landing area for aircrafts departing at the Nellis Air Force Base.
Ivanpah Valley, Sloan, Nevada
The Ivanpah Airport is still a proposed project by the Clark County Department of Aviation (CCDOA), as of 2010. The project aims the construction and operation of a new supplemental commercial service airport in the Ivanpah Valley, about 30 miles south of McCarran. As a relief airport, it shall accommodate the long-term commercial service aviation demand for the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The plan for this new supplemental commercial service airport has an estimated maximum capacity of 53 million passengers and 625,000 aircraft movements.
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