McCarran menu of int'l flights expanding


The world is coming to Las Vegas, with the help of some major international airlines that will be initiating service in the next couple of months.

One of Germany’s largest air carriers is set to begin its inaugural slate of nonstop flights. Starting May 10, Air Berlin will offer seasonal, twice-weekly nonstop flights on its Airbus A330 jets. The flights are scheduled for Thursdays and Sundays. Flights from Dusseldorf to Las Vegas will take approximately 11 hours and 20 minutes, with the return flights taking 10 hours and 30 minutes. The seasonal schedule ends Oct. 22.

On June 7, Dutch leisure carrier ArkeFly will inaugurate seasonal, nonstop flights between Amsterdam and Las Vegas. The carrier will use 283-seat, twin-engine 767 jets on the flights, which will operate on Thursdays and Sundays. The seasonal flights end Oct. 18.

Copa Airlines will begin nonstop service on June 27 between Panama and Las Vegas. Panama’s leading air carrier will fly the route four times a week, with afternoon arrivals on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and morning departures Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays.

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