LAS VEGAS -- National Airlines will add its sixth roundtrip flight
between the carrier's hub here and San Francisco on March 16. The
flight will operate on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
"The demand for quality service between the Bay Area and Las
Vegas continues to grow," said Mark S. Suman, National's senior
vice president of marketing and strategic planning.
National also has increased service to New York (Kennedy),
Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago (Midway) and Philadelphia during the
past six months.
In other National Airlines developments, president Mike Conway
said the airline would launch service before the end of the year to
Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Seattle and Newark.
He also reported the airline's direct hotel baggage service has
been a success. National offers baggage service directly from its
check-in counter to Harrah's and the Rio.
The airline's free stopover in Las Vegas for passengers between
other cities on its routes has also been successful, according to
Under the program, passengers going from Dallas to Los Angeles,
for example, can stop to change planes in Las Vegas and stay as
long as they want.
Conway said he did not know what percentage of passengers took
advantage of the free-stopover, but he suspected that a growing
number of travelers are using it to combine a pleasure stop in
Vegas with a business trip elsewhere.
Conway also chided American and United Airlines for their recent
announcement about providing more legroom for their passengers.
"We were thinking about taking out an ad and congratulating them
for getting around to doing something we've been doing all along,"
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