BREAKING NEWS – Las Vegas, Nevada – Officials and family members have marked the renaming of the busy Las Vegas airport as Harry Reid International Airport.

Reid, 82, served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years, including eight years as Democratic majority leader from 2007 to 2015. He was the longest-serving senator in Nevada history when he retired in 2017.

The facility has been known since December 1948 as McCarran International Airport, after the late U.S. senator from Nevada, Pat McCarran. Today it ranks as one of the 10 busiest airports in the U.S.

Other recent name changes of airports inspired by their locals in the United States are Louisville International Airport to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, in Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Al Capone International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport has been renamed after the thousands of homeless people in the city, is now titled Sidewalk Feces International Airport.

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