Las Vegas becoming lucky 11th US stop for Qatar Airways
The route, which will connect McCarran International Airport to Hamad International Airport in Doha, marks Qatar’s 11th American route. It also will be the first to provide regular flights to Las Vegas from the gulf region.
“Las Vegas is a thriving leisure destination, and adding the city to our route map has been long overdue,” Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group chief executive, said. “Growing our western United States network is important to the airline, as we are seeing exponential growth in passenger demand from the East via our state of the art hub in Doha.”
Las Vegas will join Los Angeles as the two western U.S. destinations the airline serves. The airline said the decision was based in part on customer demand.
“Our passengers appreciate the glamour, style and allure of Las Vegas, and beginning in 2018, we are going to give our passengers from around the world direct and convenient access to this unique capital of entertainment,” Al Baker said.
Qatar Airways currently flies to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.