Norwegian Air Shuttle announced this week two nonstop trips from Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm to Las Vegas. The service will begin in Fall 2015. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has a goal in place of having 30% international visitation over the next decade. These new routes will certainly help to reach that goal. “Long before Terminal 3 opened in June 2012, we foresaw the days when McCarran International Airport’s lineup of nonstop destinations would expand to include many new and exciting cities across the globe,” Clark County Aviation Director Rosemary Vassiliadis said in a statement preceding Tuesday’s announcement. “We’re excited to add Norwegian Air’s service from Stockholm and Copenhagen later this fall. Las Vegas has never had nonstop service from Sweden nor Denmark, and we look forward to welcoming guests from those countries and elsewhere with Norwegian Air’s expansive network of markets.” For the full article from the Las Vegas Review Journal, click HERE.
2015 marks the 30 year anniversary of the Rock In Rio music festival. 1985 showcased talent such as Queen, Rod Stewart, and James Taylor. Las Vegas will host the festival starting May 8th, 2015 with headlining bands No Doubt and Metallica, and will also include pop stars like Taylor Swift. More than 100 performances will grace the stage in Vegas! Show promotions have begun in a big way with this 30 foot guitar that can be seen at the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Do you have your tickets yet? You won’t want to miss it!
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If you happen to be traveling through the McCarran airport in October, check out the Hamilton plane in Baggage Claim! This display plane is sitting on top of the baggage carousel in Terminal 1 and pays tribute to the company’s aviation heritage. Hamilton has been timing the skies since 1919. This branded plane is a VOTEC 221 1:1 sized Mock-Up airplane.
“Hamilton provides pilots with the high-quality, precision-crafted navigation instruments they depend on. The Hamilton VOTEC 221 Mock-Up is Swiss made and was built using components certified for aircraft construction. It has a Wingspan of 20.7ft and is over 19.5ft long. It is approximately 5.25ft high and weighs around 1,000 pounds. Painted in Hamilton’s signature orange and black colors, the Hamilton VOTEC 221 is symbolic of Hamilton’s ongoing commitment to the aviation community and representative of the brand’s passion for integrating complex, relevant functions into objects of beauty. All of the timepieces in Hamilton’s Khaki aviation collection offer dedicated in-flight features in stunning shapes and top-quality materials.” -Abt Electronics (additional photos available here)
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is already among the top 10 airports in the US with an average of 3 million monthly passengers. According to Michael Boyd, president and CEO of Boyd Group International, traffic at McCarran is expected to grow by 16.8 percent through 2023! LAS will have the 5th largest passenger growth among airports in the US. This announcement was made at the North American Airport Forecast Summit held in Las Vegas earlier this week. The projections are based on population, economic growth, airline trends, and unusual local factors.
The city’s economy is on an upward trend with with overall visitor volume up by 3%, convention attendance up over 17%, and gaming revenue on the strip up over 22%! McCarran has experienced this growth first-hand with a 1.9% passenger increase comparing July 2013 with July 2014, and international traffic increasing by 17% over the same period.
Read more HERE.
Las Vegas unveiled the first in a series of celebrations commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles appearance there at a gathering of dignitaries and original concert-goers.
Rossi Ralenkotter, President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, reminisced about the excitement of the two historic 6,000+ “sell out” concerts that were held and the mobs of screaming young women that marked the event. Tickets were a whopping $2, $3, $4 and $5 for the 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. concerts on August 24, 1964.
Helping celebrate were cast members of Cirque du Soleil’s show at the Mirage, Beatles LOVE, and the always present beautiful Vegas showgirls.