August 29, 2014
White Pine County's airport manager says Nonstop flights between Ely and Las Vegas are expected to begin sometime this year, but first funding needs to be found to install security equipment at the rural northern Nevada airport.
Until then, Ron Williams says from Ely to Las Vegas will continue to stop at Cedar City, Utah, for mandatory security screening.
Wyoming-based Great Lakes Airlines will begin offering non-stop flights between Ely and Las Vegas six days a week when the screening equipment is installed in the Ely terminal.
For now, Air Midwest, a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group, is providing service between Ely's Yelland Field and McCarran International Airport with the federally mandated stop at Cedar City, for security screening by the federal Transportation Security Administration.