Thursday, August 30, 1995 the last flight will depart from the very first air terminal ever built in Las Vegas. Located on the southwestern edge of the larger McCarran International airport right next to the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign at the south end of the strip, the terminal was originally built and owned by Howard Hughes. Many who visited Las Vegas as far back as the 50's and 60's may remember catching their first glimpse of Las Vegas while disembarking at this terminal. If you're coming into Las Vegas this Thursday you might catch the last flight out around 1:30pm by Las Vegas tour company Air Nevada who flies tours to and from the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas.
The air terminal is the last of a number of buildings planned to be razed to make room for expansion to the McCarran International Airport which has grown up around the original terminal. The Signature terminal has been the home for the last few years to various small airlines and aerial tour companies flying to the Grand Canyon and helicopter trips of the Las Vegas strip. The current occupants will be relocating to the North Las Vegas Airport and other locations on the outskirts of the larger McCarran Airport.
Last Updated: August 30, 1995