Articles About: Melissa Nunnery DeFrank

High-Flying Adventures Await at Discovery Children’s Museum

High-Flying Adventures Await at Discovery Children’s Museum

Families looking to introduce their little ones to the exciting world of aviation will find endless possibilities at the Harry Reid Airport exhibit inside Discovery Children’s Museum.  Located within the museum’s environmentally-friendly Eco City, the interactive...

Navigating the Summer Skies: Top Tips for Travel

Navigating the Summer Skies: Top Tips for Travel

Summer 2024 has the potential to be the busiest summer travel season across the nation. With passenger volumes on the rise amid increasing demand, we're bracing for a busy summer right here at LAS. While the airport is prepared for the seasonal influx of travelers,...

Wonders of Aviation on Display at VGT Open House

Wonders of Aviation on Display at VGT Open House

More than 150 guests recently attended an open house at North Las Vegas Airport (VGT), where a total of 30 aircraft were on display. Aircraft owners allowed children to sit in the planes, leading many to agree the event was exciting and inspiring for future...

Virgin Atlantic Launches Nonstop Service to Manchester, England

Virgin Atlantic Launches Nonstop Service to Manchester, England

Virgin Atlantic restarted its nonstop service between Las Vegas and Manchester, England, on June 2. Last offered in fall 2019, the flights will operate three times weekly — on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays —  on an Airbus A350.  Passengers on board the inaugural...

Empowering Airport Staff: Dementia Awareness Seminar

Empowering Airport Staff: Dementia Awareness Seminar

In an effort to create a more inclusive and empathetic travel experience, airport employees recently engaged in a dementia awareness seminar. Employees heard testimonials from those with dementia, as well as their caregivers, about their challenges navigating the...

Aer Lingus to Offer Nonstop Service Between LAS & Dublin

Aer Lingus to Offer Nonstop Service Between LAS & Dublin

LAS will soon welcome guests flying direct from Ireland. Aer Lingus will launch nonstop service from Dublin to Las Vegas beginning October 25. The flights will operate three times a week, departing Dublin every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, on a widebody Airbus...

LAS K-9 Retires After 10 Years of Service

LAS K-9 Retires After 10 Years of Service

A longtime member of the LAS security team retired on May 9. K-9 Dodi, a 12-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer, celebrated 10 years of service with a special tennis ball surprise. According to Dodi's handler, Rudy Torres, tennis balls are the pup's favorite toy — and...

Airport Billboard Showcases Local Student Artwork

Airport Billboard Showcases Local Student Artwork

The next time you drive to the airport, you may notice a unique billboard on the roadways — one showcasing the artwork of a local student. Thanks to a collaboration of the office of Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson and Connell Outdoor Advertising, a billboard at...

Veterans Return from Honor Flight to a Hero’s Welcome

Veterans Return from Honor Flight to a Hero’s Welcome

It was a hero’s welcome for nearly two dozen veterans arriving back at Harry Reid International Airport last month. They were part of the most recent Honor Flight trip, which celebrates America’s veterans by inviting them to share in a day of honor at our nation’s...

Perkins Field Reopens After Rehabilitation Project

Perkins Field Reopens After Rehabilitation Project

Perkins Field, the general aviation airport located in Overton operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation, reopened earlier this month after a seven-month closure for a rehabilitation of the runway, taxiways and ramps. This work was needed to address the wear...

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