FLINT TWP. — Real Las Vegas showgirls came to town on Aug. 11, to help kick off direct flight from Flint Bishop International Airport to Las Vegas.
In keeping with the theme, other festive touches at the airport included a photo booth were passengers could take photos with the showgirls, a buffet, a cake, a radio remote and Vegasy trinkets.
Passengers entered the jet-bridge through a Las Vegas-themed arch to board the sold-out 10:50 a.m. non-stop flight.
Now it its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines is in the process of introducing new flight routes from Flint after taking over AirTran Airlines which has flown out of Bishop since 1997.
Southwest launched flight service to Baltimore/Washington in April and announced plans to add direct flights to Las Vegas this month. It also provides year-round, nonstop jet service to Tampa Bay and Orlando, Florida plus seasonal service to Ft. Myers/Naples beginning November 4th.
Southwest operate nearly 3,400 flights a day and serve communities around 85 airports in a network of domestic destinations.
Bishop International Airport offers the lowest average airfares in the state, according to a press release. For reservations and flight information from Flint, visit its web site at bishopairport.org.