A Spanish entertainment company is taking its stage to the air, flying passengers nonstop from Madrid to Las Vegas for weeklong Nevada experiences that begin with the 12-hour overseas flight.
The Wonderland Group launched its new service Sunday, calling the venture Las Vegas Airlines.
It’s a charter air service planned to operate weekly every Sunday in August with an inflight interactive variety show hosted by a Spanish comedian dressed as a captain.
“It’s an unconventional plane that’s been personalized for our show with special lighting,” said Monica Mays, who manages Wonderland’s Las Vegas operations.
Wonderland has relationships with Las Vegas clubs and has developed a package that includes lodging at the Vdara, trips to the Grand Canyon, tickets to a Cirque du Soleil show and access to several dayclubs and nightclubs.
In the inaugural flight, there were 376 passengers, actors, actresses and crewmembers on the Airbus A350 jet chartered through Air Europa.
Tickets on the inaugural flight sold for 2,000 euros — $2,679.
Because of the nature of the entertainment product, the company doesn’t sell tickets from Las Vegas to Madrid.
Mays said that the company plans to expand to provide flights to Las Vegas from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sao Paulo.
Mays said the company is operated by founder Luis Alvarez, who operates theaters worldwide and has developed “101 Dalmatians” and “We Will Rock You” as stage productions.
“Our major objective is to grow the company and secure new investors,” Mays said.
“We’re all about connecting the world to Las Vegas, and we feel we have a number of opportunities.”
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