weather icon Clear

McCarran welcomes first flight from Norwegian Air — PHOTOS

Clark County tourism officials gathered at McCarran International Airport on Tuesday to welcome Norwegian Air’s first flight from Copenhagen, Denmark.

In addition to its direct service from Copenhagen, Norwegian also is offering weekly nonstop flights from Stockholm, Sweden, to Las Vegas.

International travelers are known to stay longer and spend more money locally than their domestic counterparts. Based on recent economic data, the LVCVA projects visitors who arrive on Norwegian will directly spend more than $28.7 million in Southern Nevada annually.

Norwegian is also the first airline service to McCarran using the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

The company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin has filed for bankruptcy days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids.

New Jersey casinos woo bettors with new sportsbooks

Now in its second year of allowing sports betting, the state has seen sports wagering surpass expectations, and Atlantic City casinos are upping their game with new sportsbooks.

Price gap between new and resale homes nearing $100k in Las Vegas

The median sales price of a newly built single-family house in Southern Nevada was around $389,450 in July, compared with $295,000 for a previously owned one, a gap of almost $94,450, according to data from Las Vegas-based Home Builders Research.