Increased UK air capacity boosts Las Vegas visitor numbers

Increased UK air capacity boosts Las Vegas visitor numbers

Increased airline capacity from the UK helped boost visitor numbers to Las Vegas in 2016.

Arrivals by air from the UK rose by 11.8% to almost 390,000 passengers, helped by the start Norwegian flights in October and a hike in capacity by Thomas Cook Airlines.

British Airways carryings to Las Vegas grew by 13.9% to more than 170,00 while Virgin Atlantic’s numbers were up by 2% to almost 159,000.

Overall arrivals to the self-proclaimed entertainment capital of the world grew by 600,000 to 42.9 million over 2015.

This represented the third year of record growth.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority president and chief executive Rossi Ralenkotter said: “Las Vegas continues to see increased interest in the destination, and we are excited to announce that once again we are celebrating record visitation.

“Together with our resort partners, we look forward to aggressively marketing the destination around the world to continue attracting more visitors and break the record again this year.”

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