NAME CHANGE TO HARRY REID AIRPORT TO COST MILLIONS ACCORDING TO MCCARRAN AIRPORT OFFICIALS

NAME CHANGE TO HARRY REID AIRPORT TO COST MILLIONS ACCORDING TO MCCARRAN AIRPORT OFFICIALS

March 15, 2017

This week the Nevada State Senate will hold hearings on Friday at 1pm at the Grant Sawyer Building to hear from the public regarding changing the name of McCarran Airport to Harry Reid Airport. But it seems one person the Senate hasn’t spoken to is any Officials at McCarran Airport. The airport has thousands of signs throughout the terminals, parking garages, outside street signs and many more which would all need to be changed.

According to McCarran Airport Spokesperson Christine Crews “There was a proposal to change the name of Las Vegas Airport a few years ago and the study then determined it would cost over a million dollars.” But when 360Daily.net called the author of the bill, State Senator Tick Segerblom, to ask who would be paying the estimated 1 million dollars, there was no return call. The bill’s (SB174) fiscal note passes the million dollar bill onto Clark County taxpayers to pay.

According to travel industry experts, changing McCarran Airport’s offical name could cost the industry many millions more including things like changing websites, advertising literature, airline documents ect.

In addition, changing the airport name will cost state agencies and federal government millions more including agencies like the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the FAA, TSA, Homeland Security, the Commerce Department ect. Overseas travel agents would also have to make the changeover costing even more, according to experts we spoke with.

Ironically, the Federal Airports Act of 1945, authored by Sen. Pat McCarran himself, may end up blocking the name change, since Congress will have to approve any such change costing federal dollars.

Rob Lauer

Political Reporter

360 Daily.net