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Norweigan Dreamliner by David Peacock

Norwegian Dreamliner by David Peacock

Jetting in and out of McCarran International Airport will get easier when its first regularly scheduled Dreamliner service touches ground. Norwegian launches a Saturday nonstop flight to Stockholm on October 31 and a Tuesday nonstop flight to Copenhagen on November 10 via the fuel-efficient and technologically advanced Boeing 787. All of the carrier’s long-haul aircrafts are Dreamliners—with eight currently in operation.

“Las Vegas is a massive tourist destination for Europeans, yet it is an underserved and expensive destination from Europe, so we see great potential with this market,” says Anders Lindström, Norwegian’s director of communications. The airline is known for its low fares in both economy and premium class, with tickets ranging from $250 to $1,000 one way.

On the domestic front, Frontier and Virgin America are offering new services from McCarran. The former now has flights from/to Houston IAH, Miami, Milwaukee and San Francisco. Virgin, which launched in Las Vegas in 2007, will fly two daily round-trips from Dallas’ Love Field beginning in December. Currently, only one other airline shares the route. Virgin also recently launched a connectivity partnership with ViaSat to deliver in-flight WiFi that lets passengers stream Netflix on their devices, as well as collaborations with Spotify and The New York Times, and it will soon introduce the first surround-sound listening experience to be offered by an airline.

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