Wednesday, 7 August 2019 | Source : LVCVA
LAS VEGAS — German air carrier Eurowings will introduce direct flights from Las Vegas to Munich for the summer 2020 season. Beginning April 6, 2020, the subsidiary company of Lufthansa will operate the connection twice per week with an Airbus A330.
With more than 42 million visitors each year, Las Vegas is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. The new nonstop service is perfect for both leisure visitors who want to start their U.S. tour in Las Vegas and business travelers. The flights are expected to generate $18.9 million to the local economy.
Complementing the upcoming Frankfurt – Las Vegas flight that will launch in October 2019, Eurowings will be able to fly customers from this gateway to two of Lufthansa’s main hubs in Germany and offer connections to Lufthansa Group’s vast network of destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
“We are delighted that Eurowings will be offering direct service to Las Vegas from Munich,” said Chris Meyer, vice president of global sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Germany represents our largest source of international visitors from continental Europe and this route provides additional access and flexibility for visitors from the south of Germany and connecting cities throughout the Eurowings and Lufthansa networks.”
“We are pleased to learn of the return of these Eurowings flights from Munich,” said Chris Jones, chief marketing officer for McCarran International Airport. “Those wishing to visit Las Vegas now have more opportunities to travel with fewer to no connections thanks to the expansive network of the Lufthansa Group.”
“Las Vegas is not only a leading leisure destination on the global tourism map, but an important gateway for local Nevada business travelers interested in flying to hundreds of destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The new Eurowings service to Munich Airport, will assist in expanding the current links between businesses on both sides of the Atlantic, offering traveling opportunities through Europe’s only five-star airport,” said Frank Naeve Vice President of Sales, The Americas, and Lufthansa Group.