PAL to touch down in new Vegas terminal

Posted at 07/01/12 4:25 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Airlines (PAL) has become the first Philippine carrier serving the Manila-Las Vegas route to use the new $2.4-billion airport terminal in Nevada.

In a statement, PAL said its loyal patrons can now look forward to a world-class travel experience whenever they pass through Terminal 3 of the McCarran International Airport.

Among PAL’s loyal patrons of its Las Vegas route via Vancouver is boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.

PAL started using the new terminal last June 28, a day after it was inaugurated.

It is a 1.9 million square foot, three-storey building. Terminal 3 has 14 additional gates, including seven designated for international carriers. Each gate features self-boarding equipment.

With the simple scan of a pre-printed boarding pass or mobile device, verified passengers can immediately board their flight without need of an airline attendant.

It also offers self-service baggage tagging to participating carriers.

The terminal also boasts of an array of dining and shopping options. It also offers free wireless Internet service.

PAL flies to Las Vegas four times a week using the wide-body Airbus A340.