Las Vegas is one city that always makes those “most popular destinations” lists, yet US Airways plans to drastically reduce its Vegas presence by early next year, flights to and from Sin City, by about 40%. As reported by the Las Vegas business news site VegasInc, here’s how it’ll shake out in terms of departure flights:
US Airways Flights from Las Vegas
- 2008: 105 daily departures
- 2012: 21 daily departures
Which Cities Lose US Airways Flights to Vegas
The reason given is for the cuts is that the airline wants to focus more on its hubs in Phoenix, Philadelphia and Charlotte. Plus, this is said to be an economic measure, based on falling demand. According to reports, US Airways will cut flights to and from the following cities:
- Dallas-Fort Worth
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
However, there will still be plenty of options for travelers seeking flights to Las Vegas.
Which Airlines Fly to Las Vegas
Whether you’re planning a quick weekend Vegas getaway or a long vacation, there are a multitude of airlines to choose from, including most U.S. legacy carriers and discount airlines including AirTran, Allegiant, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and Virgin America. And international travelers have a wide range of choices including Aeromexico, British Airways, Air Canada and more.
What will this loss mean to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport? VegasInc is reporting that officials there expect other legacy carriers to come in and pick up at least part of the slack. We shall see.