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Southwest to offer nonstop flight from Flint to Vegas

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(02/04/13) - Southwest Airlines believes a flight from Flint's Bishop Airport to Las Vegas is a winning hand. Non-stop service to the popular entertainment destination will begin in August.

Air travelers will see Southwest replace the AirTran brand at Bishop in April. Now with east and west bound options, Bishop Airport says it's all about giving passengers more choices.

"Let's say your destination is Bozeman, somewhere in California, or even Mexico. When this transition is all done, I think you'll find some good and affordable connections through Vegas," said Bishop Airport director Jim Rice.

Once the transition from Air Train to Southwest is complete, non-stop flights to Orlando, Tampa and Baltimore will start in April. That's good news for Sharon Seeler, a Canadian who crosses the border to fly from Bishop. "I've found the flights out of here, there's a lot more options on flight and cheaper than Sault St. Marie Michigan. I usually use Delta, but Southwest is competitively cheaper especially for something like Vegas or to fly home to Alabama."

Jeff Norrell of Grand Blanc flies the friendly skies several times a year. "I hear some great things about SW because it eliminates a lot of stress for the traveler. I'm interested to see how it's going to go with that transition. I think the community will take better advantage."

Fares were released Monday, so you can start booking now. The schedule will include one non-stop Vegas flight a day.

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