McCarran International Airport (IATA: LAS, ICAO: KLAS, FAA LID: LAS) is the main commercial airport serving the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County, Nevada, United States. The airport is about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of downtown Las Vegas, in the unincorporated area of Paradise in Clark County. It covers roughly 2,800 acres (1,100 ha), with four runways and two terminals. McCarran is owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation (DOA). The airport is named after former Nevada senator Pat McCarran (1876–1954).
The airport is a focus city and the largest operating base for Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines. In February 2012, McCarran also became a crew and maintenance base for Spirit Airlines.
McCarran is ranked the 24th busiest airport by passenger traffic in the world, with 41,856,787 passengers transiting through the airport in 2013. In terms of aircraft movements, the airport ranks 8th in the world with 527,739 takeoffs and landings.
Between May 2013 and April 2014, the busiest scheduled airlines flying out of McCarran were Southwest Airlines (44%), Delta Airlines (10%), United Airlines (9%), American Airlines (7%), and Spirit Airlines (6%). Canadian airline WestJet is McCarran’s largest international carrier, transporting over 1 million passengers in 2013 and connecting Las Vegas with 11 cities in Canada.