Soon an alternative and probably a less expensive one will be provided by the Hollywood Burbank for the travellers to Las Vegas. On Tuesday the Spirit Airlines announced the local airfield as their latest airport which would serve to and from the destination known as Sin City. Airlines will offer three daily flights from the Burbank airport to McCarran International Airport from June 20, said John Kirby, vice president of network planning for the airline.
“We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time now.
And we thought it was the right move for us,” Kirby said during an announcement event at Hollywood Burbank on Tuesday. “We think the [Las] Vegas market is big unto itself. We think it could be stimulated quite a bit more.” Southwest Airlines is the only air carrier At Hollywood Burbank that currently offers flights total 11 a day to Nevada city, which is popular among the passengers said Denis Carvill, deputy the executive director of operations for the airport. Carvill said that this addition of Spirit’s flights to Vegas would provide a cheaper gateway weekend in Las Vegas for flying out of Burbank.
One-way flight to Vegas on southwest will cost somewhere between $73 and $253. Meanwhile the same from on Spirit from Los Angeles International Airport costs an average of about $53.They are looking to bring low fares to Hollywood Burbank, which is more convenient than LAX, said Kirby.”I think it will grow the number of people flying to Las Vegas from our airport,” Carvill said.
I don’t think we’re going to see a dilution of what Southwest is doing. If anything, it will cause their service to grow going forward.”Hollywood Burbank will be the 74th airport that Spirit flies into and out of in the country. It is also the local airport’s seventh air carrier, joining Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Kimby said that there are possibilities to expand its offerings for passengers depending on how its services fare at Hollywood Burbank. “We tend to test the water with services like this,” Kirby said. “Like a lot of carriers, if you do well, you add more and, if you don’t do as well, you kind of slow things down. I think the people of Burbank will determine if we add more service or not.”