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McCarran airport reduces operation hours at security checkpoints

Updated April 13, 2020 - 3:25 pm

As passenger volume continues to decrease because of the COVID-19 pandemic, McCarran International Airport continues to consolidate operations.

The Terminal 1 A/B security gates will be open from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily, and the Terminal 3 security checkpoints will be open from 4 a.m. to midnight daily, McCarran announced Monday in a tweet.

“The decision to change the hours for the Transportation Security Administration security checkpoints was made in conjunction with the TSA and airlines,” said Joseph Rajchel, McCarran spokesman. “The hours are based around flight schedules. This helps consolidate resources and encourage social distancing practices while continuing to meet the demand of those who are traveling.”

McCarran has already seen the majority of its food and retail vendors temporarily close amid a dip in passengers.

The Terminal 1 C Annex security checkpoint was closed earlier this month on a temporary basis, and the Terminal 3 lost-and-found was closed last week. The lost-and-found office in Terminal 1 is still in operation.

Additionally, the B Concourse, including all gates, retailers and concessions, and the secured side of the E Concourse, Level 2, including all gates, retailers and concessions, were closed earlier this month.

Parking has been consolidated twice since the novel coronavirus began affecting traffic last month, with the latest move seeing Terminal 1 short-term parking being directed to Level 1 and long-term parking on Level 1M. Terminal 3 parking includes short term on Level 1, with long-term parking on levels 3 and 4. Valet parking is closed in Terminal 3, with economy lots still open at both terminals.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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