Cancun, Q.R. — Frontier Airlines says that as of December, direct Las Vegas to Cancun flights will be available from McCarran International Airport, marking the first such direct international service at the airport from a U.S.-based airline in nearly10 years.
Chris Jones, the chief marketing officer for McCarran said, “All of our (non-stop) flights that have gone out of the country for almost the last 10 years have been from a British flag carrier, a Mexican or Canadian flag carrier and so on.
“Frontier is adding international destinations and that’s a big deal for us because we’ve been wondering at what point we would start to see U.S. carriers start to go in that direction.”
The new non-stop flights will begin in December and offer two travel days per week to Cancun, Mondays and Fridays.
Josh Flyr, vice president of network and revenue for Frontier Airlines says,“We are excited to continue our mission to make flying affordable for Las Vegas with two new international options. (We) are proud to offer the only international service by a U.S. carrier here.
“We now serve the Las Vegas community with 31 non-stop options which support both the growth of the tourism industry and offers more choices for locals to enjoy.” He says the non-strop flights to Cancun are a double benefit for Las Vegas.
“Usually when we add a new service, the focus is usually on visitors coming into Las Vegas,” he said. “One of the things that’s advantageous about these two destinations is these are locations that people from Las Vegas like to visit when they travel. So, I think you’ll see a greater number of locals using this as a means of taking their own vacations.”
The airline will also begin offering one direct flight every Saturday from Las Vegas to Cabo San Lucas.