Direct flight links Las Vegas, Chinese mainland
A new direct flight between Las Vegas and Beijing launched on Dec 2, linking the “entertainment capital of the world” with the Chinese mainland for the first time.
The service will be operated by Hainan Airlines, employing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jet. It will make the trip three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The flights depart McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport the next day. The return flights depart Beijing arrive in Las Vegas the same day. Flying times are approximately 13 hours westbound and 12 hours eastbound.
Previously, travelers between the two points had to connect via a third US or Asian city. The new route cuts hours off the previous travel time. It is expected to introduce millions of prospective visitors to Las Vegas and generate $33.5 million in revenues.