FAA clears renaming airport after U.S. Sen. Harry Reid

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — McCarran International Airport is on its way to being named after former U.S. Senator Harry Reid however McCarran officials say it won’t happen until the private funds are raised to pay for the name change.

According to a story on Reuters.com, Reuters saw an FAA letter stating it had “finished the necessary processing steps” that clear the way for the name change at McCarran International Airport.

Last week, 8 News Now reported that some FAA flight maps and documents were are already labeled with Harry Reid International Airport.

The name honors the long-time Democratic U.S. senator from Nevada.

Clark County commissioners approved the new name in a unanimous vote earlier this year. Changing the signage at the airport will cost about $7 million and will be raised through private donations, not taxpayer money. County officials say the name change is conditional on that money being raised.

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