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User currently offlineElliott From Greece, joined Mar 2000, 56 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Dear all,

(not sure if discussed before, but nothing found)

I am looking for a list of airlines founded in order to operate “Casino Flights”. Like Air Vallee in Italy etc.

MTIA

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User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

I know Spirit Airlines was originally founded as a charter company running casino charters out of Atlantic City to Detroit and Providence.. it was originally named Charter One.


I have no association with Spirit Airlines
User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 1833 times:

Xtra Airways here in the US started out as Casino Express, and still primarily focuses on casino junket charters as it's core business.


Back in the 50s and into the early 1960s, several of the casinos in Las Vegas operated their own airlines to shuttle passengers to/from Las Vegas. Hacienda Airlines' was the biggest of the bunch (The Thunderbird Hotel and the Dunes also provided air service as well.) and the Civil Aeronautics Board ended up grounding the casino airlines, which were bringing in more folks into/out of LAS than the commercial airlines were. At it's peak, Hacienda Airlines boasted a 30 a/c fleet that included DC-3s, DC-4s, and Lockheed Constellations.

http://www.onlinenevada.org/casino_shuttle_airlines

Such charter services still exist, but the casino operators have a charter airline operating the flights for them. In some cases, the junket operators just buy a block of seats on a scheduled flight to that casino destination.


User currently onlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6071 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
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Las Vegas Sand owns a Tri-Star and a 747SP. They use them to bring in some real high rollers.


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 3):
Las Vegas Sand owns a Tri-Star and a 747SP. They use them to bring in some real high rollers.

Las Vegas Sands also owns several 737s, 757s, and 767s, but since these a/c are not available to the general public, I would not put them in the same category as a charter operator that flies casino junkets.


User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7529 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

Allegiant basically is casino flights.


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