Horizon Air to launch service from Vegas to Mammoth Lakes

Alaska Air Group is offering bargain airfares for twice-weekly service it will operate between Las Vegas (LAS) and Mammoth Lakes during the first three months of 2015.

Starting Jan. 15, Alaska Air's (NYSE:ALK) carrier Horizon Air will operate nonstop flights from LAS to Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) on Mondays and Thursdays, providing opportunities to experience the fresh powder at Mammoth Mountain as well as the glitter of Vegas throughout the winter season.

Flights will leave LAS at 5:50 p.m., arriving at MMH at 6:53 p.m. Return flights will leave MMH at 4:05 p.m., and arrive at LAS at 5:13 p.m. Flights on the route will conclude on April 6.

Tourism officials in the Mammoth Lakes area see the new service as a way to attract many of the international visitors who already visit Vegas.

"These visitors often come to the U.S. for two to three weeks at a time,” Michael Vanderhurst, director of sales and international marketing for Mammoth Lakes Tourism, said in a statement announcing the new service. “Latin America, the U.K., and Australia are three markets that will jump at the opportunity to experience a ski holiday at the legendary Mammoth Mountain, with the added bonus of being able to experience Vegas during their vacation as well."

Bombardier Q400
Photo Courtesy Alaska Air
Horizon Air will use the Bombardier Q400, a high-speed, twin-engine turboprop for the route. Passengers will have access to complimentary soft drinks, Starbucks coffee and Northwest wines and microbrews during the short flights, and will claim their baggage planeside through the airline’s A la Cart baggage service.

To further enhance the appeal of the new route, the company is offering introductory fares of $59 one way on tickets purchased by Aug. 24, 2014, for travel from the service start date through April 6, 2015.Tickets can be booked by visiting  www.alaskaair.com or calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522).

In addition to the Horizon Air flights from LAS, sister carrier Alaska Airlines provides year-round flights to MMH from Los Angeles (LAX) and winter seasonal flights from San Diego (SDO).

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