Eurowings, a German air carrier, just launched a new direct service taking guests from Cologne, Germany, to Las Vegas. Two nonstop flights a week are scheduled to run seasonally from June 2, 2017, to October 27, 2017.
Flights will run Mondays and Fridays on an Airbus A330, and travel time is estimated to be 12 hours and 45 minutes.
This move is expected to generate $15.1 million in direct visitor spending, according to the company.
Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said that Germany represents the destination's largest source of international visitors from Europe, with more than 218,000 Germans traveling there each year.
She also said this new route is designed to provide additional access and travel flexibility for travelers from Cologne and connecting cities throughout the Eurowings and Lufthansa networks.
According to the LVCVA, Germany is the number seven source for international visitation to Las Vegas. The new routes and connections are expected to make it easier for Germans and Europeans to visit “Sin City.”
Chief marketing officer for the Clark County Department of Aviation, Chris Jones, said, “In response to increased interest in Las Vegas from international visitors and the demand for more direct flights, we recently completed a capital improvement project that doubled international capacity.”
Flights offer Best Seats and an economy class. All seats are equipped with HD monitors as well as USB ports.
Tickets to and from Las Vegas can be booked on the airline’s website. Flights start at 199.99 Euros.