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LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:39 pm

As asked in the topic header - when did it open?

I've checked a couple of online sources but I can't find a date. Even Google Earth historical imagery jumps from 1977 to 2002.

Thanks.
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Re: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:06 pm

Ehm... east west runway? Do you have a particular name for it? (Like 26R or something)
 
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Re: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:08 pm

I believe 7R-25L was opened in the 1992-1993 timeframe. 1L-19R existed as a general aviation runway back into the 1970s, but was upgraded to a full-length jet runway in the late 1990s.
 
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Re: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:13 am

Veigar wrote:
Ehm... east west runway? Do you have a particular name for it? (Like 26R or something)


Yeah, it’s called “Clearly not the ones that run North-South, and not the East-West one that was there first”. Dick.
 
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Re: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:22 am

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Re: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:24 am

"All runways have been resurfaced with concrete, a more durable material than the previous asphalt. In April 2016, 8L/26R became the last runway to be resurfaced. This runway is also the longest at McCarran and typically serves one-third of the airport's annual traffic. Parallel to it is runway 8R/26L, which opened in 1991. On the western side of the airport are runways 1L/19R and 1R/19L. 1L/19R was originally a short runway suited for light aircraft before it was significantly widened and lengthened in 1997. Between the two sets of parallel runways was runway 14/32, which has been decommissioned. Runways 8L/26R and 8R/26L were previously 7L/25R and 7R/25L respectively. The runways were renumbered 8L/26R and 8R/26L in August 2017, following a geographical shift in the planet's magnetic poles by more than 3 degrees, the threshold for renumbering set by the FAA."
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Re: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:54 am

WALmsp wrote:
"All runways have been resurfaced with concrete, a more durable material than the previous asphalt. In April 2016, 8L/26R became the last runway to be resurfaced. This runway is also the longest at McCarran and typically serves one-third of the airport's annual traffic. Parallel to it is runway 8R/26L, which opened in 1991. On the western side of the airport are runways 1L/19R and 1R/19L. 1L/19R was originally a short runway suited for light aircraft before it was significantly widened and lengthened in 1997. Between the two sets of parallel runways was runway 14/32, which has been decommissioned. Runways 8L/26R and 8R/26L were previously 7L/25R and 7R/25L respectively. The runways were renumbered 8L/26R and 8R/26L in August 2017, following a geographical shift in the planet's magnetic poles by more than 3 degrees, the threshold for renumbering set by the FAA."


You guys - thanks for the answer. I thought I read that paragraph in Wiki more carefully...I totally glanced over the "opened in 1991".

Thank You
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Re: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:01 am

Veigar wrote:
Ehm... east west runway? Do you have a particular name for it? (Like 26R or something)


Well I wasn't sure what to specifically call it because at one time the single east-west runway was 7/25. I wasn't sure if they opened the new, southern runway while the designation was still 7/25 (which would become 7R/25L, and the pre-existing one would become 7L/25R.)

They have since been re-designated 8L/26R & 8R/26L.

Normally I'd be the first to offer up a sarcastic answer...but your question is legit.
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Re: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:27 pm

historicaerials.com shows it under construction in 1990 and open in 1991.

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