Tuesday, 19 December 2017 | Source : LVCVA
LAS VEGAS — LATAM Airlines Group, the leading airline group in South America, today announced that its Brazilian affiliate, LATAM Airlines Brazil, will begin nonstop seasonal service to Las Vegas in June 2018, marking the first scheduled nonstop flight to Las Vegas from Brazil.
Beginning June 21, 2018, the route will depart Sao Paulo every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and will arrive in Las Vegas the following morning. The return from Las Vegas to Sao Paulo will take place every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The seasonal flight will operate through August 30, 2018.
In addition to economy fares, travelers will have the option of business class fares with 180 degree flat seats.
LATAM Airlines Group’s carriers currently offer 1,300 daily flights to 140 destinations in 25 countries and transports 67 million passengers per year.
Brazil represents Las Vegas’ seventh strongest overseas market and is the greatest source of international visitation from South America, welcoming more than 150,000 travelers annually.
“No other airline group connects South America with the world with such offers of itineraries and time options. On average, LATAM Airlines Brazil carriers launched one new flight per month to destinations in Brazil and abroad this year”, says Jerome Cadier, CEO of LATAM Airlines Brazil. “Las Vegas and all four other new international destinations we have announced for 2018 reflect our commitment to evaluate every opportunity and to invest in sustainable operations that truly facilitate and expand travel options for the customer.”
“We are thrilled to welcome a seasonal nonstop service between Sao Paulo and Las Vegas for the first time with our newest airline partner, LATAM Airlines Brazil,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA.) “Expanding air service is a long-term process, and we celebrate this important milestone with LATAM Airlines Brazil, McCarran International Airport and with our resort and allied partners.”
“Brazil has long been among our most sought-after markets, so we are very excited for our new partnership with LATAM Airlines Brazil and look forward to McCarran International Airport being its first west coast destination from Sao Paulo,” said Clark County Aviation Director Rosemary Vassiliadis, who oversees operations at the eighth-busiest airport in the United States. “We recently increased capacity for international arrivals and are working to expand amenities that cater to international travelers, such as duty-free retail and a first-class airport lounge.”
Las Vegas currently welcomes more than 200 weekly nonstop flights from 21 foreign cities in 11 countries by 16 carriers.