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San Antonio airport adds seasonal flight to Las Vegas

April 8, 2019

San Antonians will soon have a cheaper way to travel to Sin City and get their gambling fix.

Minnesota-based low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines will launch a nonstop seasonal route from San Antonio International Airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Sept. 5, San Antonio airport officials said Monday.

Sun Country will fly the seasonal route out of San Antonio four times a week. Ticket prices start at $69.

“This is the perfect option for travelers who want a getaway with some fun and entertainment or even a quick weekend trip,” San Antonio Aviation Director Russ Handy said in a statement.

Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines, Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines already operate nonstop flights to Las Vegas from San Antonio International, according to the airport’s website.

Sun Country entered the San Antonio market earlier this year with two nonstop routes to to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Portland International Airport.

But officials’ efforts to beef up the San Antonio airport’s nonstop flight options suffered a setback in January when Air Canada and Frontier Airlines announced they were collectively pulling 17 flights from the airfield.

Joshua Fechter is a San Antonio-based staff writer covering real estate, economic development and philanthropy. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | jfechter@express-news.net | Twitter: @JFreports