Aer Lingus announces new Manchester Airport to Las Vegas route

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Aer Lingus has announced a new route from Manchester Airport to Las Vegas. The return flights, going via the airline's Dublin hub, start from £569.

The new route is set to launch on October 25, just in time for the half term. The Airbus A330-300 flights - operating three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - will run until April 29 next year, encompassing the Easter holidays.

As the flight connects via the airline's Dublin Hub, passengers can benefit from US Immigration pre-clearance. This means they can arrive like domestic passengers and avoid lengthy immigration queues, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Las Vegas is the entertainment and sports capital of the USA, known for its shows, concerts, and live sports events. It's an ideal destination for those seeking winter sun and on its doorstep are some breathtaking landscapes, including the world-famous Grand Canyon.

Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus Chief Executive Officer, said: "Aer Lingus is bringing this iconic destination to customers seeking an escape to the winter sun. In addition to the warm climate, Las Vegas is renowned for being one of the greatest entertainment capitals in the world, famous for its shows, concerts, sports events and natural wonders. It is a long-held ambition of ours to fly to Las Vegas. The launch of this new Aer Lingus route is a significant moment for us and our customers.''

Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, added: "On behalf of all of Las Vegas, we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Aer Lingus to Las Vegas for the very first time. In 2023, our city welcomed more than 52,000 visitors from Ireland, and this direct, nonstop service from Dublin will undoubtedly be motivation for Irish passengers and visitors throughout the UK and Europe to discover everything Las Vegas has to offer. We congratulate Aer Lingus on this expansion and look forward to a very successful partnership."

Tickets for Aer Lingus' Dublin to Las Vegas flights went on sale yesterday. It takes around 10 hours.

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