Casino flight departs from local airport

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The bi-monthly Casino Flight took off from the North Platte airport on Sunday, carrying 150 passengers to Wendover, Nevada.

About 150 people gather at the North Platte Airport to board the latest Casino Flight to Wendover, Nevada. (Source: Erika Siebring, KNOP TV).

Sponsored by several casinos in the area, the Wendover Fly Away program offers vacation packages as low as $159. This includes both round-trip airfare and 3 nights' lodging. Airport Manager Samuel Seafeldt said the four prior Wendover flights were all booked up.

"We're really happy to get these extra revenue emplanements for the airport. You know, total with 150 times six flights throughout the year, it really helps to boost our numbers," Seafeldt said. "We get close to that thousand extra revenue boardings in addition to our scheduled airline service with United Express."

Seafeldt said he is thankful for the airport's partnerships within the community.