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Vision Airlines Moves Full Speed Ahead With New Flights To Vegas

April 20, 2011 at 8:50 AM | by | ()

When we last talked about Vision Airlines, they were just getting their wheels up in the air for the first time and trying to make some cash by luring passengers with pretty cheap airfare. Their business model must be working pretty well—or at least people are eager to hit the beach—as it's only a few months into 2011 and they’re already expanding outside of the their initial market.

The low cost carrier originally announced service to and from cities all over the Southeast—with a random option to upstate New York—but now it looks like they’re heading west to tap another huge market. No we’re not talking about Memphis or St. Louis—although they are headed there too—it’s Las Vegas.

As of June 1, Vision Airlines will start flying to Sin City from Baton Rouge, Louisiana as well as Destin/Ft Walton Beach, Florida. Introductory rates went on sale this morning, and if you book between now and Sunday you might just be able to score a one-way ticket for just $39 before whatever taxes and fees they decide to tack on. The only rule—besides seat availability—is that you’ll need to complete your trip between June 1 and July 15.

Allegiant Air also loves Las Vegas and cheap flights, so we’re wondering if a low cost carrier fare war will heat up anytime soon—assuming that their route maps begin to overlap in the future. Let’s just hope that Vision Airlines can actually remind customers where they can fly, as it looks like they’re expanding before they can even update their route map. Our math revealed that they’re up to about 25 cities, but you’d never even know they were about to fly to Vegas if not for a banner advertising their fares.

We had our doubts about Vision Airlines and what they would be able to accomplish with such low, low fares, but for now, it looks like all is going according to plan. We’re not too close to any of their featured cities, but if they keep expanding, it looks like it won’t be too long before we get to check out their service—and awesome airfare—for ourselves.

[Photo: Camera Eye Photography]

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