Korean Air non-stop flight expanding services

By Mauricio Marin | mmarin@8newsnow.com

Published 09/24 2016 12:10PM

Updated 09/24 2016 01:48PM

A water salute celebrated a decade of partnership between Korean Air and McCarran International Airport.  The airline just celebrated its non-stop flights to Las Vegas.

"It's hard to believe it's been that long," said John Jackson, The Americas, vice-president of marketing and sales.  "We started with three flights a week."

"We really feel like we're the first and last look at Las Vegas, and we want the experience through the airport to be seamless," said Rosemary Vassiliadis, McCarran International Airport Director of Aviation. 

McCarran has had a tremendous 60 percent growth in international flights in the past decade.  A lot of flyers come in ti the city for business.

"Many of our trade shows have significant attendance from international markets especially Asia, so the increased Korean air service, adding that additional flight brings in even more business customers to Las Vegas," said Michael Goldsmith, the vice-president of international marketing for Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

The amenities provided on this kind of flight for first class are nothing but short of amazing.

"We have amazing privacy in first and business class," according to Jackson.  Economy even has 34 inches between seats which are similar to some domestic first class flights."  

There are luxurious seats that turn into beds.  Flat screen TV's that offer shows from around the world and privacy screens are perks aboard each plane helping bring in more than $340,000 visitors to Las Vegas with Korean air alone in 10 years, according to the Las Vegas convention and visitors authority.

"They plan further ahead they stay longer and spend more injecting more money into our local economy, Goldsmith.


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