Di­rect flight links Las Ve­gas, Chi­nese main­land

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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.

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