Airlines Amp-up for the World’s largest Electronics and Tech Event CES 2019
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Airlines Amp-up for the World’s largest Electronics and Tech Event CES 2019

September 3, 2018 Nency Willims 0Comment

Preparations are in full swing as KLM, Air France, Virgin, American and JAL airlines all plan their routes and flights to meet the big demand of passengers flying to the world’s largest tech & electronics show CES 2019.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in January at Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest gathering for a technology based show that thrives on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the testing ground for the last 50 years for innovators and breakthrough technologies firms as a global platform where next-generation innovations are introduced to the market. The event is hosted and owned by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) which is a technology trade association representing the $292 billion U.S. consumer technology industry

Executives from all over the world gather in Las Vegas to draw leverage from this show. It is the largest and one of its kind international event that showcases more than 4,598  exhibiting companies including manufacturers, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, technology delivery systems, content creators from some of the worlds biggest companies. The magnanimity of the event is evident from the fact that it is showcased in a sprawling space of more than 2.7 million net square feet, 10 designated official venues booked for various parts of the show. There were around 1,018 startups alone that were present at the Eureka Park Marketplace last year in 2018 and a conference program with more than 300 conferences held that was attended by more than 180K attendees from 150 countries last year in 2018.

It showcases the awe-inspiring categories like the smart cities, sports tech, and design, vehicle technology, drones which continue to be the forerunners.

This year’s CES 2019 will be the 52nd edition of the largest global gathering that will take place from 8 to 11 January 2019 in Las Vegas.

There will be 13 top-tier Innovation Champion countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States that will be participating in the show.

Popular segments in the CES Show

  • Advertising, Marketing, Content, and Entertainment
  • 5G
  • Artificial Intelligence & Augmented Reality
  • Product Design, Sourcing, and Manufacturing
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Home
  • Self-driven cars, innovative Automotive Technology, Drone, sensor tech
  • Tourism and Hospitality

Top 20 Countries, Regions & Territories in Attendance

United States, China, South Korea, Japan, France, Canada, Taiwan, Germany, United Kingdom, Mexico, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, 5 Sweden, Australia, Brazil, India, Switzerland, Singapore.

How to prepare for the CES 2019 show

Now is the time to start planning and preparing for the CES. Companies who plan to stand out and make themselves visible with their concepts and innovations are on with their preparations, engaging booth designs, local sourcing, booking flights and accommodations for their executives.

Where to book an accommodation for the CES Show 2019

Booking an accommodation can be quite challenging and a daunting task during the show. For those who have attended the event already and are planning to revisit again will vouch for the fact that the entire Las Vegas area is completely packed and hotels are all booked to capacity during the event days. There are very fewer chances of getting a booking in and around these dates so unless the booking is made well in advance. The place is packed up to the off-strip southernmost end where properties are economical and there is no dearth of rooms there.

The strip places like Monorail or the MGM properties which are partnering with the convention have always been ridiculously high at the time of the convention. But since last year even the very-off-Strip properties are showing a surge in hotel prices.

There are fewer chances of getting accommodations which earlier could be procured for a reasonable charge like the Gold Coast or Palace Station. In the worst case, a room at the El Cortez for fifty bucks or so is now expected to go at $350+ per night for the 2019 dates.  

The crux is that most people attending the event have their rooms paid by their employer, and rooms booked much in advance!

Waiting until right before the convention is risky, so do book flight tickets along with accommodations in advance in case you plan to attend.

Preparation by airlines for the 2019 CES Tech Show

All the major airlines like Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic are all gearing up to operate special flights and organize freedom routes from prime destinations like Paris, Amsterdam, London and Japan to Las Vegas for next year’s Consumer Electronics Show CES Show.

Another partner, Air France will also operate special flights from Paris to Las Vegas.

Amsterdam happens to be an easy link and convenient route to Las Vegas and will help executives flying from EMEA and Asian countries.

Its Airbus A330-300 will depart from Amsterdam on January 6, 7, and 12, 2019 to cater to the CES show. KLM will operate by 408-seat Boeing 747-400 on January 6 and 7. Air France will operate flights departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle  airport by Boeing 777-300 (269 seaters) and Boeing 777-200 (280 seaters)

Here’s a list of 10 dedicated flights on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Flight times operated by Air France (in local time):

Air France


  • For flights departing on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 January 2019


Leaving Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:30 – Arrives at Las Vegas McCarran at 14:00

Leaving Las Vegas McCarran at 16:10 – arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:50 (the next day).


  • For flights departing on Monday 7 and Friday 11 January 2019


Leaving Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:20 – Arrives at Las Vegas McCarran at 15:50

Leaving Las Vegas McCarran at 18:00 – Arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:40 (the next day).

7 dedicated flights on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol with KLM

KLM will operate its flights on none other than the Queen of the Skies — the Boeing 747-400 (408 seater)


  • For flights departing on 6 and 7 January 2019


For flights departing on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 January 2019

Leaving Amsterdam-Schiphol at 9:55 – Arrives at Las Vegas McCarran at 1: 15 pm


  • For flights departing on Friday 11 January 2019


Leaving Las Vegas McCarran at 16:45 – Arrives at Amsterdam-Schiphol at 11:35 (the next day)

Since KLM does not offer a first class product, all of the KLM’s 747s have been refurbished to offer total lie-flat bed seats in business class where the seats are arranged in a 2-2 configuration giving an opportunity to fly right in front, at the nose of a 747.

Apart from these freedom routes British Airways and Virgin Atlantic also regularly fly their 747s to Las Vegas.

American, JAL bring CES 2019 closer to Tokyo with non-stop flights

Last year Korean Airlines was also offering a couple of extra frequency flights connecting Seoul to Las Vegas to ferry attendees and exhibitors.

To fall on the similar lines, American airline and Japan Air have also teamed up as part of their Pacific Joint Business plan to offer world-class service and to prepare for meeting the high demand of travelers who are willing to shell out extra bucks for the massive technology conference. It will connect Tokyo-Narita with Las Vegas this season of 2019 CES show.

American Airlines new Business Class all set for the CSE 2019

American Airlines will operate the flight on a 787-8 between January 4-14, 2019. There are thousands of travelers from Japan and another part of Asia who travel to Las Vegas every year for CES. The American Airlines will carry a JAL flight number and JAL will reciprocate with a strong marketing push in Tokyo to feed traffic back to the US. American Airline is planning to modify its existing Chicago O’Hare (ORD)-Tokyo Narita (NRT) route to incorporate the Las Vegas option in it so while the primary route is going to be LAS-NRT-LAS but will allow customers to use this route to continue on to ORD on the same aircraft. During that period passengers who want a non-stop flight from Tokyo to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) through LAS can use the JAL service.

The normal Tokyo Narita-Chicago O’Hare schedules will resume Jan. 15 once the demand for CES is over. None the less the slack period of low booking in early January will get an impetus from this new route for American Airlines in the wake of high booking for CES.

The 787 flagship aircraft will feature Flagship Business which includes 28 fully lie-flat seats that will have a direct-aisle access, Casper bedding, chef-designed meals and Cole Haan amenity kits. The aircraft will also include 55 Main Cabin Extra seats and 143 Main Cabin seats.

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic has also scheduled its flagship Boeing 787 for flying nonstop flights from London to Las. Departures from Heathrow airport are scheduled for Jan. 5, 6, and 7 January and on Jan. 6, 7, 9 and 11 January from the Gatwick airport.

Popular Private Jets

To avoid the massive influx of crowd thronging at the airport there are many private jet charters that are also preparing to operate special fights for CES.

Here are some examples of what the market prices look like on some of the most popular private jet routes to Las Vegas for CES:

Los Angeles to Las Vegas (3-night return) from $12,000 on a Learjet31 (7 seats)

New York to Las Vegas (3-night return) from $41,000 on a Citation XL (8 seats)

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Nency Willims

Nency Willims is a writer whose words are fueled by the inspiration she gains from her surroundings. She also loves cooking, dancing and most of all traveling. She is a regular contributor to many acclaimed travel magazines and blogs. When she is not writing or traveling, you can often find her meddling with her guitar.

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