Aer Lingus to launch winter Dublin-Las Vegas service

Aer Lingus will start a new service from Dublin to Las Vegas on October 25, ahead of the autumn term half-term holiday.

Flights to Las Vegas will operate three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – on a widebody Airbus A330-300 until April 29, 2025, taking in next Easter’s holidays.

The official start of the winter season for airlines is Sunday October 27 but the inaugural service on Friday October 25 is a bonus flight to help customers wanting to travel during half-term.

Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus chief executive, said: “Aer Lingus is bringing this iconic destination to customers seeking an escape to the winter sun.

“In addition to the warm climate, Las Vegas is renowned for being one of the greatest entertainment capitals in the world, famous for its shows, concerts, sports events and natural wonders.

“It is a long-held ambition of ours to fly to Las Vegas. The launch of this new Aer Lingus route is a significant moment for us and our customers.”

Steve Hill, president and chief executive of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, added: “In 2023, our city welcomed more than 52,000 visitors from Ireland, and this direct, non-stop service from Dublin will undoubtedly be motivation for Irish travellers and visitors throughout the UK and Europe to discover everything Las Vegas has to offer.”

As well as hosting major sports and entertainment events, Las Vegas is a hub for international conferences and conventions.

UK passengers can connect from Manchester, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, through Aer Lingus’ Dublin Hub, where customers can pre-clear US immigration.

It means they arrive in the US like a domestic passenger and avoid any lengthy immigration queues.

Return flights are from £569 including taxes and charges.

Pictured is Elvis Presley impersonator Ciarán Houlihan with Aer Lingus cabin crew members Wendy Seong and Dave Kennedy, by Naoise Culhane-no fee

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