The Boulder City Municipal Airport in Boulder City, Nevada, located about 40 minutes outside from central Las Vegas, has been waiting many years to get a showcase air terminal for their 3,500 customers who fly helicopters and planes daily to the Grand Canyon. Now their dream is a reality with the opening of the new $9 million Boulder City Aerocenter. The 30,000-square-foot terminal at the airport is the project of Southern Nevada’s Halvorson family – largest air tour operators in the world – which own Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon/Scenic Airlines and the Canyon Flight Trading Company.
The terminal has allowed the myriad of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas flight tour operations to consolidate at one location and in so doing reduced some of the mounting air clutter over residential areas and provided more takeoff and landing slots for bigger aircraft at McCarran airport in Las Vegas.
Dramatic 26-foot tall windows face the ramp, runway, and offer a panoramic view of the desert and mountains beyond.
A large retail store features clothing, accessories, and souvenirs, along with a photo processing center and café.
On the second floor there are offices and a call center where approximately 350 employees accept travel reservations and conducts tours in 16 languages.
Not bad for a sleepy little Nevada town with no gambling allowed.