Las Vegas Airport Begins Name Change to Harry Reid

Interior of Harry Reid International Airport, formerly known as McCarran International Airport. Photo Credit: Ronda Churchill/Harry Reid International Airport

Las Vegas’ international airport began its official transition to a new name Tuesday.

After being known as McCarran International Airport for over 50 years, officials changed Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account names changed to Harry Reid International Airport.

“Immediate changes will be noticeable on the airport’s social media channels and other digital presences; however, travelers should expect to see the former airport name in various locations as this transition continues,” the airport said in a Facebook post, Tuesday morning.

The name change recognizes Nevada’s longest-serving Senator Harry Reid, who served as the Senate Majority Leader from 2007 to 2015.

The FAA approved the name change last year.

While the initial cost of the name change is $4.2 million, it won’t cost taxpayers anything as it is being paid for through donations.

The airport’s first rebranding phase will focus on changing all signs entrance and outdoor areas to the airport.

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