Southwest Airlines has started its non stop service between Las Vegas and Hawaii with two daily flights each way to Honolulu and Kahului on Maui. Southwest Airlines originally started the service in January but flights would stop in California airports such as Oakland, San Diego, Sacramento or San Jose.
Southwest has been making a major push in to the Hawaiian market, the flights from Las Vegas will take approximately six hours and 20 minutes; The return flights from Las Vegas will have an approximate flight time of 5 hours and 45 minutes.
Frontier Airlines has announced four new non stop flights from Las Vegas to El Paso, Oklahoma City, Little Rock and Wichita. These new flights are in addition to the previous added new flights from Las Vegas to Puerto Vallarta and, Los Cabos in Mexico.
To take one of the flights a face mask is required for customers and crew the whole flight. The airline will also have you complete a health questionnaire before flying.
As there hopefully is a light at the end of the tunnel of the pandemic all airlines are gearing up for more people flying again in the future. Airlines are also adding markets that they previously weren’t in which is kind of a land rush to new markets.
Once we get back to normal some of these markets could be dropped or become permanent depending on the volume of travers and, competition.
Something that has been discussed for years is changing the name of Mc Carren International Airport (LAS) to something else because of the namesakes comments.
The airport is named after former Nevada Senator Patrick Mc Carren who served as Senator from 1933 until 1954. The Senator created the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, that and his longer service for Nevada is most likely why the airport was named after him.
The reason why many in Las Vegas and, even companies like MGM Resorts International have spoken about removing his name because of his racist and, anti Semitic policies.
The paperwork has been filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to change the name to long time Nevada Senator Harry Reid who retired in 2016 after 30 years of service.
My whole life i have gotten used to the airport being called MC Carren but without getting political Harry Reid International Airport isn’t the worse sounding name ever.
Allegiant Airlines has announced it is adding more routes in and out of Las Vegas Mc Carren International Airport (LAS). One route has already begun that is the service to Spokane but on February 18th service to Orange County and Asheville, NC will also begin.
Allegiant also announced that starting March 4th they will begin service to Flint, Michigan’s all new services are starting off with twice weekly flights.
JetBlue has announced they are adding two new routes out of Las Vegas Mc Carren Airport starting in March. The two new routes are to Cancun, Mexico and Raleigh Durham, North Carolina.
The new service will begin to both cities starting March 4th with the service to Cancun being up to three times weekly.
Airlines have pared back their schedules because of lack of demand due to the pandemic but it seems the airlines are seeing a possible light at the end of the tunnel as they plan for future demand increasing.
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