Allegiant gate move at Las Vegas airport to boost efficiency
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air’s arrivals and departures will be moving to a different terminal at McCarran International Airport beginning Tuesday.
Allegiant, which had been flying from McCarran’s D gates, will shift to the unoccupied A gates. The airline’s ticket counter will remain at its current location and bags will still be retreived at the Terminal 1 baggage-claim area.
The move had been under consideration for several months and makes Allegiant the sole operator in the A gates.
The move will help Allegiant’s operating efficiencies for its 127 weekly flights because the gates will be closer to baggage claim and the airline’s maintenance facility.
It also will add gate capacity at the D gates, used primarily for long-haul domestic flights by Delta, United, American, US Airways and Hawaiian.
Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said the airline has sent passengers check-in reminders about the move.
“McCarran has been really great in helping us with this change,” Wheeler said.