Northwest Announces New Flights
TOKYO (AP) _ Capitalizing on a surge in Japanese tourists to Las Vegas, Northwest Airlines announced Sunday it will start non-stop flights between Tokyo and America’s gambling mecca.
Northwest will introduce two flights a week and the new service will cut the travel time between the cities by 3 1/2 hours, Northwest said. The first flight is scheduled for Monday.
Northwest is the first airline to provide a Tokyo-Las Vegas service.
More than 400,000 Japanese visited Las Vegas in 1997, a 30 percent increase from the previous year, Kyodo News reported, quoting Las Vegas tourism officials.