LAS VEGAS -- The Department of Transportation lifted the suspension
of scheduled air service between McCarran Airport in Las Vegas and
Reagan National Airport in Washington. The DOT implemented the ban
after Sept. 11.
With the ban lifted, America West resumed daily nonstop
roundtrip service on Feb. 27. National also flies the route.
Meanwhile, Japan Airlines, which said it would reinstate five
nonstop weekly flights between Tokyo and Las Vegas in March, now
will restore the flights on a more gradual basis.
JAL was set to return two flights March 1, a third April 1 and
the remaining two July 15. The flights were suspended in October
following a drop in demand.