German air carrier, Eurowings, has launched new nonstop service to Las Vegas flying twice a week from Cologne, Germany. The subsidiary company of Lufthansa will operate the connection Mondays and Fridays with an Airbus A330. The flights are expected to generate $15.1 million in direct visitor spending.
“We are very pleased to welcome Eurowings and its new direct service to McCarran International Airport,” said Chris Jones, chief marketing officer for the Clark County Department of Aviation. “In response to increased interest in Las Vegas from international visitors and the demand for more direct flights, we recently completed a capital improvement project that doubled international capacity. Eurowings passengers will find that McCarran is prepared to welcome the world into Las Vegas with not just open arms, but open gates as well.”
Germany is the number seven source of international visitors to Las Vegas. The new routes and new connections will make it easier for Germans and Europeans to experience Las Vegas and everything the destination has to offer.
“We are thrilled that Eurowings is initiating direct service to Las Vegas,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “In 2015, more than 218,000 visitors traveled to Las Vegas from Germany, representing our largest source of international visitors from continental Europe. This new route provides additional access and travel flexibility for our visitors from Cologne and connecting cities throughout the Eurowings and Lufthansa networks.”
Eurowings CEO Oliver Wagner is also delighted to expand their network. “Besides our European offers we are constantly expanding and are very successful in the arising market for long-haul low-cost air carriers. With nearly 43 million visitors traveling yearly to the fabulous Las Vegas hopefully our Eurowings connection will bring even more people to the destination.”
Eurowings will undertake the flights to Las Vegas with an Airbus A330 that provides Best Seats and an economy class. All seats are equipped with HD monitors as well as USB ports to load electronic devices. The twice-weekly flights will run seasonally from June 2, 2017 – October 27, 2017. The airline starts in Cologne on Monday at 1:45pm, Friday at 1:00pm and arrives in Las Vegas at 4:30pm and 3:45pm respectively. The return flight starts at 5:30pm and 6:15pm local time. Tickets to and from Las Vegas can be booked on the website of the airline (www.eurowings.de) for 199.99 Euros per flight. The travel time is 12 hours and 45 minutes.