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Tue, 16 November 2021

United Airlines Increases Flights to Las Vegas for CES 2022

(16 Nov 2021)  United Airlines has expanded its schedule to make it easier to attend CES 2022 in Las Vegas.

The airline has added 14 new direct flights between Las Vegas and San Jose, California, Boston, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, and is also adding 30 flights from its hub airports in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, and Washington D.C./Dulles.

The additional flights represent a capacity increase of 37% compared to United's usual January schedule to Las Vegas.

CES 2022, one of the biggest technology events in the world, will take place 5-8 January 2022.

CES 2022 will take place in Las Vegas 5-8 January. Click to enlarge.
CES 2022 will take place in Las Vegas 5-8 January

"The return of in-person conferences and events is a very positive sign in the pandemic recovery, and United is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this increase in demand," said Ankit Gupta, senior vice president of Domestic Planning and United Express. "We're adding about 80% of the capacity we did for CES in 2020, demonstrating that business travel is on the rebound and our customers are eager to reunite with clients and colleagues."

United Airlines has reported that between 27 October and 9 November 2021, searches for flights to Las Vegas during CES 2022 were up 70% compared to the two-week period before that.

And, according to a recent survey of United's business customers, nearly 20% say they expect travel to meetings and conferences in 2022 will exceed pre-pandemic levels.

United will fly 81 flights into Las Vegas during the peak arrival days of 3-4 January, and 109 flights on the peak departure days of 8-10 January.

The new flights include:

- 8 direct flights from San Jose, California;

- 6 direct flights from Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Orlando;

- 15 additional flights from San Francisco, and 9 flights on a larger aircraft;

- 8 additional flights from Los Angeles, and 4 flights on a larger aircraft;

- 5 additional flights from Washington D.C./Dulles; and

- 2 additional flights from New York/Newark.

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