LAS VEGAS – In a bid to stimulate Southern Nevada’s paused tourism economy and airline industry, a downtown casino mogul is giving away 1,000 free flights from more than 20 major U.S. cities to Las Vegas as the state reopens amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Derek Stevens, the Detroit native turned owner of the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate on Fremont Street, on Wednesday launched the “Keep America Flying” promotion, reports the Reno Gazette Journal, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.
“While we’d love for visitors to stop by Downtown Las Vegas,” Stevens said in a statement, “we primarily want to get people back to Las Vegas to experience the attractions and amenities that make it one of the greatest places on Earth.”
The flights are available on a first-come, first-served basis on theD.com.
Here’s a look at what cities are available:
- Appleton, Wisconsin (ATW)
- Austin, Texas (AUS)
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Boise, Idaho (BOI)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Cincinnati (CVG)
- Dallas (DFW)
- Denver (DIA)
- Detroit (DTW)
- Knoxville, Tennessee (TYS)
- Louisville, Kentucky (SDF)
- Memphis, Tennessee (MEM)
- Milwaukee, (MKE)
- Minneapolis (MSP)
- Oklahoma City (OKC)
- Omaha, Nebraska (OMA)
- Phoenix (PHX)
- Portland, Oregon (PDX)
- San Diego (SAN)
- San Francisco (SFO)
- Seattle (SEA)
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota (FSD)
- South Bend, Indiana (SBN)
- Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL)
Once registered, guests can choose from several flight options and reservations, which will be arranged through the concierge team at the D.
All participants in the promotion must be at least 21.
Flight recipients are responsible for return flights, hotel accommodations and all additional costs associated with their stay, including cancellations and/or rescheduling.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is aiming to reopen Nevada’s gaming industry June 4.
Ed Komenda writes about Las Vegas for the Reno Gazette Journal and USA Today Network. Do you care about democracy?
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