U.S. government airline Janet hides in plain site

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AS PASSENGERS fly in and out of Las Vegas’ main commercial airport, few are aware they are sharing the space with a secret airline that holds the U.S. government’s biggest secrets.

And it’s hidden in plain view.

Due to the top secret nature of the airline, little is known about its operations. But a few interesting details have been uncovered over the years.

The airline, which runs numerous daily flights out of a private terminal at Las Vegas’ McCarran International airport, is owned by the U.S. Air Force and operated by a defence contractor named AECOM.

It carries approximately 190 passengers per flight, and is capable of transporting 1200 people everyday.

“They [Janet flights] are cleared of the whole runway, all the airplanes are supposed to park on the side and let the plane go first,” one pilot noted in 2008.

“You can’t see no names, no markings, no numbers, no nothing, nobody knows who’s in there. It could be the President. It could be anything.”

While no one has ever confirmed what Janet stands for, its commonly referred to “Just Another Non-Existent Terminal” or “Joint Air Network for Employee Transportation”.

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