Aug. 18, 2017

Due to the expected increase in air traffic associated with the Mayweather-McGregor fight on Saturday, Aug. 26, parking reservations are required for all operations into Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS) between Aug. 24-28. Reservations can be obtained through FBOs of choice at LAS.

  • Atlantic Aviation: 702-736-1830
  • Signature Flight Support: 702-739-1100

Reservations are not required for operations at Henderson Executive (HND) and North Las Vegas (VGT), however, contacting the FBO and providing arrival and departure dates and times is highly recommended.

Las Vegas McCarran Departure Demand Viewing Tool

Through a joint effort between the FAA, FBOs and McCarran Airport, a departure demand viewing tool (DDVT) will be available to flight crews, which will give them access to expected departure demand scheduled Sunday, Aug. 27.

This tool will provide flight operators with expected departure volume broken up into 30-minute time periods throughout the day. This will allow operators to see the time periods of peak demand and identify the periods when departure delays are likely due to demand exceeding capacity.

  • The purpose of the DDVT is to allow pilots the ability to predict compacted departure demands at LAS prior to arriving at the airport on the day of departure.
  • This tool will allow pilots the ability to plan more optimal departure times in order to mitigate departure delays on the ground.
  • Upon arrival, pilots will be asked to check in with the traffic management desk at the FBO to provide an estimated departure time.
  • The pilot will be provided a business card with a URL link to the viewing tool for planning purposes.
  • All tail number information will be kept private and issued control numbers.
  • DDVT will be updated every 30 seconds based on scheduled demand combined with manually input GA demand. Red block areas on the viewing chart will show time periods of maximum departure output for a 30-minute timeframe.
  • Any plans to depart while in the "red zone" may experience departure delays due to throughput constraints.
  • If at any point the expected departure time varies from the originally estimated time, LAS requests the pilot call or text the phone number provided on the back of the business card to provide updated planning information to be reflected in the viewing tool.

ATC Traffic Management Initiatives

ATC may have to implement traffic management initiatives as needed during the weekend to include the following.

  • Mile-in-trail restrictions from adjacent centers
  • Time-based flow management (release times) from adjacent centers
  • Ground stops
  • Ground delay programs
  • General aviation specific ground stops if both FBO ramps reach capacity