Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport is forging ahead with a major renovation project in its Terminal 1. Planned upgrades include new fixtures that will create additional space for passengers, updated flooring and more amenities in the airport’s C Concourse.
Commenting on how the recent decrease in passenger traffic presented the airport with a unique opportunity to complete a major project with minimal impact on passengers, Clark County’s Director of Aviation, Rosemary Vassiliadis, said:
The enduring allure of Las Vegas leaves no doubt that we will soon be welcoming more visitors back. When they return, we look forward to greeting them with a more spacious and easily navigated C Concourse.
Demonstrating McCarran’s commitment to enhancing the passenger experience, the renovation will also include the installation of additional and more convenient charging stations for passengers’ devices; replacing the existing carpets with new, easier to maintain terrazzo flooring and Gerflor; and maximising the hold rooms by swapping out the current gate podiums with smaller, space-efficient models.
The $13 million project will begin 30 September and is slated for completion in late summer 2021. Throughout the duration of the work, the majority of Southwest flights will operate out of the B Concourse. Staggered gate closures will also allow the C concourse to remain partially operational.