Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced that it is to increase its services to Las Vegas with the addition of a third weekly service that will run from Gatwick every Tuesday from 2 September 2003.
Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic said:
“Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce this additional service to Las Vegas for summer 2003. Since introducing the first ever direct scheduled service between London and Las Vegas in June 2000 Virgin Atlantic has carried nearly 250,000 passengers on the route and we are sure that it will continue to be immensely popular with both business and leisure passengers.
“The addition of the new service also means an enormous boost for sister company Virgin Holidays who will be launching a dedicated Las Vegas brochure in April.”
Amanda Wills, Managing Director of Virgin Holidays said:
“Our programme to Las Vegas has proved hugely successful and we are very excited about being able to expand further this summer using Virgin Atlantic flights. Las Vegas is by far our best selling destination on the West Coast and the additional service means we can now offer five night holidays giving our passengers even greater flexibility”
The new Tuesday flights will depart Gatwick at 09.45, arriving into McCarran International Airport at 12.30 between 2 September and 21 October 2003. From 28 October 2003 until 2 March 2004 flights will depart Gatwick 11.15 and arrive in Las Vegas at 14.00.
From 2 September until 21 October flights depart Las Vegas at 15.00 arriving at Gatwick at 08.50 the next morning. From 28 October 2003 until 23 March 2004 flights will depart Las Vegas at 16.30 and arrive into Gatwick at 10.20 the next morning. The Boeing 747-400 operating this route is configured with 28 Upper Class, 38 Premium Economy and 373 Economy seats.
Virgin Atlantic flies to 19 destinations worldwide from Las Vegas to Shanghai. The airline has recently announced that it will also start services to Port Harcourt on February 25 2003 and to Tobago and Grenada in May 2003.
Example Virgin holidays package:
Virgin Holidays offer an extensive holiday programme to Las Vegas with prices starting at just £499 per person for 4 nights or £579 for a 7 night holiday. Prices include direct scheduled flights to Las Vegas with Virgin Atlantic, accommodation at the Stratosphere Hotel and car hire. Child prices for under 12’s start from just £289.