Hospitality & Tourism  December 17, 2021

NoCo-to-Vegas direct connection takes flight

LOVELAND — As of this week, travelers are able to fly directly from Northern Colorado Regional Airport to Las Vegas on Avelo Airlines, which launched flights from Northern Colorado to Burbank, California, this year. 

Airport Director Jason Licon said in July that locals had expressed interest in flights to Las Vegas. 

The airport “is very excited to be expanding the partnership with Avelo,” Licon said in a press release when the new route was first announced this summer.

Northern Colorado Regional Airport is the third Las Vegas route for Avelo, along with two in Northern California.

“We’re excited to add this popular route to Avelo’s Western U.S. network,” Avelo chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said in the release.

A spokesperson told BizWest this summer that the airline is responding to peoples’ desires to travel to popular destinations more simply. Avelo is the only airline flying between this airport and Las Vegas and between Las Vegas and Santa Rosa, California, in that state’s wine country.

The new route also fits Avelo’s in-and-out approach: The plane arriving in Las Vegas at 1 p.m. from Northern Colorado leaves Las Vegas for its return trip 40 minutes later.

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