(Las Vegas, NV) Las Vegas will soon host its first scheduled nonstop service from Switzerland that Edelweiss Air will make McCarran International only the second U.S. airport in its growing international network.

“Edelweiss is very pleased to announce twice weekly nonstop air service from Zürich to Las Vegas, starting in May 2014. We realized the strong demand for this route from the Swiss market, and are more than happy to meet the wish of so many Swiss people who want to travel to the Entertainment Capital of the World with our new service,” said Karl Kistler, chief executive officer of Edelweiss Air.

“As of June 2014, our guests will not only enjoy the comfort of a nonstop flight, but also our new on-board product with fully lie-flat beds in Business Class and our new Economy Plus concept.”

Las Vegas service will initially operate on Mondays and Fridays beginning May 5, 2014. It will utilize 275-seat Airbus A330 aircraft to and from Zürich’s Kloten Airport.

“We warmly welcome Edelweiss to our lineup of airline partners at McCarran,” said Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Clark County Aviation Director. “Daily passenger counts from Europe increased by 22 percent from 2009 through 2012, and with Edelweiss’s proven success in leisure markets, we believe it’s a perfect fit to bring even more European visitors to Las Vegas. I look forward to seeing the first Edelweiss flight arrive at Terminal 3 next spring.”


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