This definitely wasn’t in the flight plan. About 50 dignitaries gathered in the desert for a demonstration flight of Sensurion Aerospace’s flagship Magpie unmanned aerial vehicle gasped as it crashed seconds after a company executive launched the 5-foot aircraft.
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When the Federal Aviation Administration first identified Nevada as one of six states authorized to test unmanned aerial systems — we call them “drones” — the state was heralded for its wide-open spaces far from population centers.
When Maverick Aviation Group takes its popular air tour industry to Hawaii early next year, it’ll take an unparalleled maintenance record and experience with it. The Las Vegas-based company will launch tours in Maui beginning in April.
Developers of a new biometric scanning system that verifies passenger identities at airports are the first to admit that some customers like the idea of having their irises scanned because it looks so cool.
When Mexican discount air carrier VivaAerobus left the Las Vegas market in January 2013, it vowed to return when economic conditions improved. On Friday, the airline delivered.
Except for a few glitches late in the day brought on by wintry East Coast weather, most flights ran on schedule at McCarran all day, transporting thousands of families and friends to be together in unseasonably warm Southern Nevada or at colder locations everywhere else.
For more than 100 people who spent big bucks and traveled thousands of miles to get to Southern Nevada last week, President Obama’s three-day trip to Las Vegas resulted in a huge disappointment. They had to postpone or cancel their helicopter trips to see the Grand Canyon.
Southwest Airlines got the traffic bump it expected in Las Vegas with the repeal of the Wright Amendment contributing to a 3.4 percent increase over last year in passengers using McCarran International Airport in October.
That airport congestion we’re expecting to see during the Thanksgiving holiday next week? The U.S. Travel Association says get used to it, especially at McCarran International Airport.
Southern Nevada tourism officials haven’t lost sight of keeping the “international” in McCarran International Airport. Since the airport’s $2.4 billion Terminal 3 opened in June 2012, McCarran has been among the fastest-growing international gateways in the United States.
Fifty years ago, Bonanza Airlines Flight 114 from Phoenix was on approach to McCarran Field when it slammed into the top of the mountain and tumbled, scattering wreckage across the rocky plateau. The crash killed everyone on board — 29 people doomed by a faulty chart in a freak snow storm.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air is entering five new markets, including Indianapolis, and will offer three round trips a week there from Las Vegas beginning in February.
ATLANTIC CITY — United Airlines is ending service to and from Atlantic City after just eight months of serving the East Coast gambling resort.
A FedEx aircraft made an emergency landing Friday at McCarran International Airport after a report of an on board fire, but officials later determined there had not been a fire.
Spirit Airlines revels in its reputation as a super-low-cost carrier willing to take its lumps, so much that it launched an air travel State of Hate survey over the summer to share the hate air travelers feel about airlines as a whole.
American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, still base free flights on how many miles customers fly.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday that it will start nonstop service between St. Louis and Las Vegas three times a week in January.
Passenger traffic was up for the 10th straight month at McCarran International Airport and, once again, international arrivals provided the biggest boost for Las Vegas’ airport.
Southwest Airlines, the Dallas-based airline, the busiest operating at McCarran International Airport, on Thursday reported record third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.
Allegiant Travel Co. recorded its 47th straight profitable quarter despite a decline in earnings for the third quarter that ended Sept. 30.
McCarran International Airport got its first up-close look at a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet, the first airliner constructed primarily with fuel-efficient composite materials, when it arrived with a series of military charter flights at Terminal 3 this week.
Full operation was restored on Monday at a Chicago-area air traffic control site that was shut down in September by a fire allegedly set by a field technician, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Allegiant Travel Co. is a Wall Street darling, turning a profit in the last 46 consecutive quarters. Andrew Levy was there every step of the way. But earlier this month, Levy, the former president of Allegiant, resigned from the company. Why?
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