LAS VEGAS – Yesterday, Downtown Las Vegas CEO and property developer Derek Stevens launched his “Keep America Flying” promotion, where the casino owner offered 2,000 free one-way flights to Las Vegas from dozens of cities across the country. Announced at 9 a.m. PDT yesterday, the first round of 1,000 flights were scooped up by enthusiastic participants in a less than two hours. Due to the incredible demand, Stevens offered an additional 1,000 flights, which were booked within mere hours of the announcement.
Welcoming visitors from all areas of the country, the property developer hopes the act of goodwill will help stimulate Las Vegas tourism and reignite the airline industry. Stevens will reopen his Downtown Las Vegas casinos, the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on June 4.
To view Stevens’ video announcement for the giveaway, click here.
The Las Vegas-bound flights were available through several American carriers including Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. Offered on a first-come first-serve basis, takeoff cities included Atlanta (ATL); Appleton, Wisc. (ATW); Austin (AUS); Boise, Idaho (BOI); Boston (BOS); Buffalo (BUF); Chicago (ORD); Cincinnati (CVG); Dallas (DFW); Denver (DEN); Detroit (DTW); Grand Rapids, Mich. (GRR); Kansas City, Mo. (MCI); Knoxville, Tenn. (TYS); Louisville (SDF); Memphis, Tenn. (MEM); Milwaukee (MKE); Minneapolis (MSP); Oklahoma City (OKC); Omaha, Neb. (OMA); Orlando (MCO); Oakland, Calif. (OAK); Phoenix (PHX); Portland, Ore. (PDX); San Antonio (SAT); San Diego (SAN); San Francisco (SFO); Seattle (SEA); Sioux Falls, S.D. (FSD); South Bend, Ind. (SBN); St. Louis (STL); Tampa (TPA) and Tulsa, Okla. (TUL).
Though guests are encouraged to stay at Stevens’ properties, they will not be required to do so as part of the promotion. For additional information, including terms and conditions, visit www.theD.com.
For information regarding the D and Golden Gate’s health and safety protocol following the COVID-19 crisis, visit www.thed.com/health-safety/.
About the D Las Vegas
the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with Downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR, BarCanada and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.
About Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
Opened in 1906, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino’s legacy spans the birth of Las Vegas, the Roaring 20s, the Rat Pack era and now the 21st century. Located at One Fremont Street on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience, Golden Gate claimed Las Vegas’ first official address and became a landmark as the city’s most historic hotel and casino. Golden Gate has continued its vintage Vegas character by preserving 10 of the rooms that opened with the property. The “Original 10” rooms welcomed ranchers, railroad men, singers, mobsters, vacationers and more and have become a part of Golden Gate’s deep roots. Fast forward to the present, Golden Gate now houses CEO Derek Stevens’ sports betting venture, Circa Sportsbook, two luxurious penthouses, an expanded 14-suite tower, two bars and an expansive gaming floor. For more information, visit www.goldengatecasino.com or follow Golden Gate on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.