Due to performance issues brought on by high temperatures, low cost airline Norwegian Air is to suspend its flights to Las Vegas during the summer.
From March its services will stop, resuming in the Autumn of 2017.
The airline experienced a number of take off issues when temperatures reached 104 degrees – not uncommon in the Nevada casino capital. It is reported that the airline will now review its arrival and departure times, and instead opt for times of the day that are cooler. It is hoped that operations will recommence for the summer season in 2018.
It’s an unfortunate blow to the airline as the route was extremely popular.
Speaking to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Norwegian Air’s Anders Lindstrom, said, “This is not something we’ve had happen anywhere else. It didn’t happen that often, but it was enough times to make us realize that it was an issue and we didn’t want to keep delaying our customers.”
Commenting on the news, Chris Jones, McCarran International Airport spokesman said, “Given the weight of those additional Norwegian passengers and all that accompanies them, the airline this summer found close to 300 people on board, including crew, and its planes’ ability to take-off during high-temperature periods was sometimes limited,”