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Las Vegas welcomes inaugural Edelweiss Air flight

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LAS VEGAS -- McCarran International Airport welcomed a Swiss airline's inaugural flight from Zurich to Las Vegas.

An Edelweiss Air flight from Kloten Airport arrived just before 1 p.m. Monday. Airport officials gave the plane a ceremonial water cannon salute as it arrived.

Edelweiss plans to offer round trips between Las Vegas and Zurich twice a week.

Officials in Las Vegas have been trying to encourage more international tourism, which tends to be more lucrative because guests stay longer.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority projects the new Edelweiss flights will generate $20 million a year in non-gaming economic impact for Las Vegas.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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