Flight plans: Service to Vegas increases

LAS VEGAS -- America West, the No. 2 carrier at McCarran airport here, was set to launch service between Las Vegas and Fresno and Santa Barbara, Calif., Aug. 1.

America West contracted with Mesa Air Group, a commuter carrier, for the service.

Meanwhile, also on Aug. 1, Las Vegas-based National Airlines was set to return to Washington (National) with daily, nonstop service.

In addition, the carrier will add new nonstop roundtrip service to Washington (Dulles) at the end of August.

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