MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis International Airport announced that Frontier Airlines will launch new nonstop flight to Las Vegas, Nevada.
The announcement marks the third new flight leaving from MEM since the beginning of the year.
"Thanks to the terrific support of the Memphis community we're able to announce our new non-stops to Las Vegas," Frontier spokesman Rick Zeni said. "Memphis International Airport is a great partner, and we look forward to working with them to make this route a success."
Frontier Airlines called a flight from Memphis to Las Vegas the "obvious choice to grow their service."
The flight will run four days per week in each direction--Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday--at the following times:
- Las Vegas to Memphis
- Departs: 7:55 a.m.
- Arrives: 1:18 p.m.
- Memphis to Las Vegas
- Departs: 2:05 p.m.
- Arrives: 3:40 p.m.
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Currently, Allegiant Airlines offers a nonstop flight to Vegas twice a week. Other options send travelers through connecting cities such as Dallas, Atlanta, or Chicago.
"There is a sensatiable appetite for vacation and for conferencing in Las Vegas," Shelby County Airport Authority Chairman Pace Cooper said. "We know Memphians are going there who, quite frankly, were taking connecting flights to get there."
Cooper said adding new flights is a science.
"We do our part to find out where the demand is, where people are going, how they are getting there," he explained.
Since Delta removed its hub from Memphis in 2013, MEM has worked to restore the flights and frequency. Twelve flights were added in 2015, seven were added in 2016, and Frontier's new route marks the third in 2017.
"We are just going to keep adding a little bit at a time, baby steps, but hopefully a grand outcome," Cooper said.