Las Vegas has now landed its first direct flight route to mainland China, which has been long awaited since the destination is one of the fastest growing segments from the airport.
Three direct flights each week will be available from Hainan Airlines and kick off December 2 of this year, making this the second direct route to Asia from Las Vegas. Flights to Seoul have already been available on Korean Air, but now the new direct flight option means going straight to Beijing on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. That style of plane offers 36 full flat-bed business-class seats, as well as 177 coach seats.
The Las Vegas airport has been growing a lot in the past few years, which has also seen them expanding into other new routes as well. Boston, Seattle, and San Jose, California are some of the direct flight paths that have been added more recently.
The tickets for the flights are now on sale, and Joel Chusid, the executive director of Hainan’s operations in the United States said he’s never seen an excitement quite like it.
“I’ve been dealing with opening airport routes for years, American Airlines for 25 years and Hainan for almost 10, and cities are excited when we come in, but I have never seen the red carpet rolled out as it has in Las Vegas.”