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Las Venturas Airport Entrance

The main entrance to Las Venturas Airport.

Las Venturas airport sign

Las Venturas Airport Sign.

LVA Map

LVA location

"Las Venturas Airport is a major international hub, serving the whole of Eastern San Andreas. Over 100 countries fly direct to LVA. It's great for tourism - fly them in, rob them blind, kick them out."
―GTA San Andreas Website

The Las Venturas Airport is a parody of the real-life McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. The player can purchase Juank Air flights to and from Los Santos International Airport and Easter Bay International Airport, but no flights actually take off or land without the player instigating it. There are two Shamals, a Leviathan and several Dodos parked at the airport, along with an AT-400 in the hangar to the south. In the south-east corner there is an closed freight gate and the "Las Venturas Flight School", which is not the Flight School that the player attends. The sign above the entrance says "Welcome to Las Venturas / Bone County Airport". Also in here is the marker for the Las Venturas Checkpoint Races in where the player can access six different aircraft checkpoint races, provided they have completed Driving School and the mission Verdant Meadows. The airport is located south of Redsands West, north of the LVA Freight Depot, east of Blackfield and west of The High Roller.

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Las Venturas airport has two runways but no taxiways. The main terminal lies to the east of the airport grounds with multiple gates in sight. The east runway is just slightly longer than the west runway, therefore the east runway is used in the cutscene where the user purchases a flight to either Los Santos International Airport or Easter Bay Airport in San Fierro. The Las Venturas Airport also holds the only flyable AT-400 in the game.

The security gate to enter the runway area can be tricky to find, especially at night, for those unfamiliar with the area, due to it being marked as a parking entrance. It is located immediately to the north of the terminal building off the east-side access road that runs past the main entrance to the terminal.

Aircraft

  • AT-400 - Inside the large hangar. Due to its high door, it could only be entered from the platform.
  • Dodo (5) - Two are parked together at the north end of the runways. Two more are facing opposite directions south of the Shamals. The fifth is at the very end of the runway, near the hospital.
  • Leviathan - Parked near the two Shamals, although its spawn point is very rare.
  • Shamal (2) - Parked together at the west of the runway.

Weapons

  • Rocket Launcher                                                                                                     
  • Tear Gas

Other

Trivia

  • The real numbering of the two runways are 18L/36R and 18R/36L.
  • No aircraft ever takeoff or land at this airport, despite the fact that many different planes can be seen flying over various parts of San Andreas.
  • In the mission Saint Mark's Bistro, the air-traffic controller clears Flight CJ101 to land at Runway 3. There are only two runways at the airport, so there couldn't possibly be a third runway. In addition to this, both runways are marked 69.
  • If you fly a Hydra towards the giant hangar containing the AT-400 and fire missiles at its door, the missile will go straight through it like it isn't there.
LVAIRPORT SKY

Las Venturas Airport From sky

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