Virgin America airlines, based in California, announced on Wednesday that it is bringing more of its upscale, low-fare flights to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) with new nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning April 22.
The three daily roundtrip flights will add to Virgin America's existing service from its San Francisco International Airport home base to Las Vegas and its existing nonstop service between Las Vegas and New York's JFK International Airport.
"This route has been one of the most requested by our frequent flyers,” said John MacLeod, Virgin America's senior vice president of planning and sales.
“With record visitation to Las Vegas in 2012, every new airline seat provides opportunity for continued growth,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority.
"The greater Los Angeles area is the largest feeder market for air passengers into Las Vegas,” said Rosemary Vassiliadis, deputy director of Aviation for Clark County, Nevada, which owns and operates McCarran.
Virgin America's LAXLAS flight schedule is as follows:
- From LAX to LAS, departure: 11:30, arrival: 12:35
- From LAX to LAS, departure: 15:15, arrival: 16:20
- From LAX to LAS, departure: 19:00, arrival: 20:05
- From LAS to LAX, departure: 13:20, arrival: 14:30
- From LAS to LAX, departure: 17:05, arrival: 18:15
- From LAS to LAX, departure: 20:50, arrival: 22:00
In just over five years flying, Virgin America has expanded to 19 airport destinations. Virgin flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Cabos, Cancun, Chicago, Puerto Vallarta, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Portland and Washington D.C.'s Reagan National. On April 2, Virgin America will inaugurate service to its 20th airport destination - Newark Liberty International Airport.
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