Virgin Atlantic Airways gambles on Glasgow to Las Vegas service

Virgin Atlantic Airways Glasgow to Las Vegas

The luckiest men in Glasgow? Steven Marshall, Marketing and Commercial Insight Manager at Glasgow Airport and Darren Gilbert, MD, Virgin Atlantic UK had the tough job of promoting the Scottish airport’s new route to Las Vegas, which began on 10 September.

  • Virgin Atlantic Airways added its second US route from its Scottish operation at Glasgow (GLA), with Las Vegas (LAS) joining its existing thrice-weekly Orlando flights. The weekly (Thursdays) seasonal route which began on 10 September only operates until 1 October, utilising one of the airline’s 455-seat 747-400s. The 7,881-kilometre sector will face direct competition from Thomas Cook Airlines, which operates the city pair on Mondays with one of its A330s. Other US services offered from Glasgow this summer include American Airlines’ daily Philadelphia route, United Airlines’ daily New York Newark operation, Thomson Airways’ weekly rotation to Orlando Sanford and Thomas Cook Airlines’ twice-weekly run to Orlando. Steven Marshall, Marketing and Commercial Insight Manager at Glasgow Airport said: “This is fantastic news for Scottish travellers. Las Vegas is considered the entertainment capital of the world and is an extremely popular destination – this new route from Virgin Atlantic is sure to be popular with our customers. We are very proud to have a strong brand such as Virgin Atlantic operating from Glasgow Airport. The airline’s Florida service has grown in popularity every year since launching in 2007 and we are confident Las Vegas will prove to be equally successful.”

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