Manchester Airport announces direct flights to Las Vegas from 2024

Return Economy fares will start from £770 per person.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 6th June 2023

Manchester Airport has announced that passengers will once again be able to catch a direct flight to Las Vegas from next year.

The bright lights of the fabulous Las Vegas are calling.

When it comes to non-stop flights, those jetting off on holiday from Manchester Airport currently have over 169 exciting destinations in 50 countries to choose from – but now, you can add the party capital of the US to that list, as Virgin Atlantic has confirmed that its latest direct route from the Northern hub is Las Vegas.

The Nevada hotspot has always been a popular travel destination, not only because of its legendary nightlife scene, but also thanks to the fact it provides a gateway to the wide range of attractions in America’s West.

The stunning scenery of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park, the Pacific Highway, and the major cities of San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles, are all within reaching distance from the desert city – which is presumably why Virgin Atlantic has chosen it as its next direct route from Manchester.


Starting from 2 June 2024, three flights a week will depart from Manchester Airport Las Vegas.

Flights to Las Vegas will operate on Virgin Atlantic’s newest Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, and will be added to the US routes already available through the airline from Manchester Airport to Orlando, New York, and Atlanta


The new Las Vegas route makes Manchester the only airport in the UK outside London to fly directly to America’s West Coast.

“It’s hugely exciting to see the return of Virgin Atlantic’s direct service to Las Vegas, which has always been one of our most popular long-haul routes,” Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Chris Woodroofe, said of the new flight destination.

Manchester Airport announces direct flights to Las Vegas from 2024 / Credit: WallpaperFlare

“As the UK’s global gateway in the North, it’s great to work with airline partners like Virgin Atlantic to connect the region directly to as many destinations around the globe as possible.


“I am sure this service will be really popular with passengers and we look forward to continuing our work with Virgin Atlantic to further grow its route network from its Northern home in Manchester in the years to come.”

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Tickets from Manchester Airport to Las Vegas will go on sale from next month, with return Economy fares starting from £770 per person.

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