National Air to add San Francisco roundtrip


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 Conway.

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," he said.

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