Downtown casino owner Derek Stevens is giving away 1,700 free flights to Las Vegas in hopes of jump-starting its tourism industry.
The new flights — available through Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines — will originate from a dozen U.S. cities, including Denver, Boston, Kansas City, St. Louis and Tampa, Fla.
"We knew there was a high demand for Las Vegas, and to see these flights book as quickly as they did is overwhelming and exciting,” Stevens said in a statement.
Governor Steve Sisolak ordered casinos and other nonessential businesses closed in mid-March to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. He gave the go-ahead for casinos to reopen starting June 4.
“As we begin to reopen our doors across the city, we are proud to help reinvigorate travel to Las Vegas while supporting airlines in America impacted by the COVID-19 crisis,” Stevens said.
“While we’d love for visitors to stop by downtown Las Vegas, we primarily want to get people back to Las Vegas to experience the attractions and amenities that make it one of the greatest places on Earth,” Stevens concluded.
All the ones that want to participate in the so-called "Keep America Flying" promotion must be 21.