McCarran International Airport
Las Vegas, Nevada

McCarran International Airport is the primary commercial airport serving the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. It is located in Paradise, about 5 miles south of Downtown Las Vegas. It is named after the late U.S. Senator who contributed to the development of aviation both in Las Vegas and on a national scale.

The airport was built in 1942 and opened to commercial flights in 1948. It has undergone significant expansion since then. The airport has nonstop air service to destinations in North America, Europe, and Asia. It is an operating base for Allegiant Air, as well as a crew and maintenance base for Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines.

In 2016, 3.49 million international airline passengers arrived or departed McCarran International --and that number continues to grow. McCarran recently completed its $51 million International Gates Expansion project which aims to increase tourism from Asia and Europe by promoting direct flights with seven new international gates that can accommodate wide-body aircrafts.

Passengers deplaning at the newly converted international gates are directed into an underground tunnel via a new corridor with metal panels, terrazzo flooring and a moving walkway, which then connects to the existing corridor system. Selux M60 LED Curve, with its graceful curves integrating with the M60 LED lines of light, was chosen to illuminate the way for these international visitors. The combination of M60 LED luminaires frames the 995-foot-long corridor linking the D-Gate Concourse to the airport’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection station in Terminal 3.

  • Project — McCarran International Airport
  • Client — Clark County, Nevada, Department of Aviation (CCDOA)
  • Architect — Gensler & Associates
  • General Contractor — Martin-Harris Construction, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Lighting Designer — Lam Partners Inc.
  • Photographer — ©Gensler/Ryan Gobuty
  • Products M60 LED