Virgin America announced a new nonstop service between Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS).
“Las Vegas is an iconic travel destination and Dallas travelers deserve an option that gets them there in style, whether they are traveling for a fun weekend getaway or headed to one of the thousands of trade events or conventions that Las Vegas hosts each year,” said Virgin America President and CEO David Cush. “We are confident that our award-winning service and product will resonate on this route, especially since we will be the only carrier operating between Love Field and Las Vegas to offer three classes of premium service.”
Las Vegas is currently the eighth largest market from Dallas Love Field in terms of guest traffic and the sixth largest destination from all Dallas airports combined (QDF). Virgin America will also be the only airline offering a red-eye from Las Vegas to Dallas, allowing Dallas-originating travelers to maximize their time taking advantage of everything Vegas has to offer before returning home.
“We are excited that Virgin America has announced additional service to Las Vegas from one of our top feeder markets,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “With a record 41 million visitors to the destination last year, Virgin America’s additional capacity and variety of premium service options provides additional fuel for future growth.”
“Virgin America and McCarran International Airport have enjoyed a phenomenal partnership since the carrier launched its service to Las Vegas in October 2007,” said Clark County Director of Aviation Rosemary Vassiliadis. “Over the years, we’ve been pleased to witness its nonstop network expand from San Francisco to New York and Los Angeles, and we’re looking forward to the addition of Dallas Love Field beginning this December 1.”
The new service will create well-timed connecting flight options between Las Vegas and Virgin America’s Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).