China’s Hainan Airlines first to offer non-stop flights to Las Vegas from mainland in December

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 September, 2016, 6:37am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 September, 2016, 6:37am

A Chinese airline says it will start in December the first non-stop flight service between Las Vegas and mainland China.

Hainan Airlines announced Monday that it received final approval with the US Department of Transportation to fly between Sin City and Beijing.

The flights going through McCarran International Airport will be on Boeing 787 Dreamliners planes.

Service is expected to start December 2 and will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The flights run 13 hours going west and 12 hours going east.

Vegas tourism officials are celebrating the news as casino companies continue to court Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans on and off the Strip.