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New Non-stop between London and Reno Tahoe

The British are coming, the British are coming!

Just announced: a new non-stop flight between London Gatwick Airport and Reno-Tahoe International Airport beginning December 19, 2015.

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The twice-a-week service between Reno Tahoe and London, England on Thomas Cook Airlines will bring the lads to the Lake. This is the first ever non-stop scheduled service between Reno Tahoe and Europe, and it is the second international air service announcement for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in the past 30 days. The airport announced a non-stop service to Guadalajara, Mexico on Volaris Airlines starting this December 16 (2014) and now next December, there will be a few more British accents on the slopes.

The twice-weekly flight will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays and on an Airbus 330 and will run from December 19, 2015 through April 9, 2016, adding lift for the winter ski season.

Buy your cheap flight now! Enjoy world-class ski resorts and entertainment from £399 return.

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Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s New Gateway – Now Open

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s impressive makeover continues…

First the ticketing area, then the baggage claim, and now the Reno-Tahoe International Airport will unveil its new security checkpoint and shopping/dining area. The $27 million in improvements embraces the natural look and feel of the Sierra Mountains.

Passengers will experience a new way to fly with the opening of the Security Checkpoint on the first floor, additional queuing and screening lanes, and new state-of-the-art technology.  Once through security, passengers will be able to flow from one concourse to another and enjoy a whole new safer and secure passenger experience.

The new Food Court will be built in a dramatic new airport venue on the second floor, just past the escalators.  The post-security, 21,000 square foot addition will feature 18-foot ceilings and windows looking out over the tarmac.  Passengers will dine with a panoramic view of arriving and departing aircraft against a desert mountain backdrop.

From outdoor clothing, to high tech electronic items, customers will find a wider selection of stores and products.

Coming Soon

Children’s play area (opening end of March), and art gallery featuring northern Nevada’s wild horses (opening end of April)!

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Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Welcome First American Indian Exhibit

Entrance_Flower (3)Reno-Tahoe International Airport will be hosting the first American Indian exhibit in its history and invites the public to the opening reception on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 6:00-7:30pm.  Governor Brian Sandoval, Washoe Tribal Chairwoman Wanda Batchelor and Chairman Wayne Burke from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe are scheduled to speak, accompanied by performances of local American Indian artists.

The exhibit opens during November, National American Indian Heritage Month.  Governor Sandoval has also proclaimed November as American Indian Heritage Month in Nevada.

“We are very pleased that the Nevada Indian Commission could facilitate this project,” said Sherry Rupert, Executive Director of the Commission.  “The partnership we have with the Nevada Arts Council and the Indian Territory made this initial exhibit possible.”

4269271361_cb018036b7_oThe Nevada Indian Commission worked with the Arts Council’s Folklife Program and the Nevada Indian Territory to develop a special edition of the Arts Council’s “What Continues the Dream” traveling exhibit and includes posters drawn from the pages of the gallery guide and photographs of powwow dancers in their colorful regalia; an Indian Territory graphic display; and hand-crafted cultural objects provided by the Nevada Indian Commission. The exhibit will be on display in the Connector Collections Gallery on the second floor, between the B and C gates through January 22, 2012.

“An American Indian cultural exhibit at our airport has been highly anticipated and a long time coming,” added Rupert.  “When a visitor enters the airport they should know they are in the lands of the Washoe, Paiute and Shoshone people.”

3177775643_bda0c3d8dd_oThe Indian Commission’s mission is to ensure the well-being of American Indian citizens statewide through development and enhancement of the government-to-government relationship between the State of Nevada and Indian Tribes, and through education for a greater cultural understanding of the state’s first citizens.  The Commission was established in 1965 to be the conduit between the Governor and the 27 federally-recognized Nevada tribes.

Paiute Elder Ralph Burns will provide the opening prayer.  Burns is the recipient of the 2011 Nevada Heritage Award, which honors Nevada folk artists and tradition bearers who are the finest and most influential masters of their particular art forms and who have had a significant impact on the people and communities of the state.  Gayle Johnson a Bishop Paiute Tribal Member will provide the Paiute Flag Song and Red Hawk Warriors along with various Powwow dancers will be on hand to celebrate the evening.

For information on the Nevada Indian Commission visit www.nic.nv.gov and for more information on the Nevada Arts Council and the Indian Territory please visit www.nac.nevadaculture.org and www.NevadaIndianTerritory.com.

‘Million Air’ proposes $20 million investment in Reno Tahoe

Reno AirportThe Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees has approved a proposal by Million Air, a world renowned aviation service provider, to locate a new $20 million facility at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO).

By a unanimous vote, the Board of Trustees has directed airport staff to complete negotiations with the FBO chain that operates 29 facilities at airports in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. An FBO (Fixed Base Operator) is an aviation business that provides services, including fuel, to aircraft customers. Million Air would begin offering services at existing facilities on the airfield while completing a two-phase, $20 million investment at RNO.

Phase One would include the construction of a new $10 million FBO facility at the corner of Rock Boulevard and Mill Street that would be completed in late 2012. Phase Two would add another $10 million in investment to the FBO complex by 2017. The estimated five-year economic impact of the project is $57 million for the region.

“Reno-Tahoe International is proud to work with Million Air to complete a lease that will bring more than $2.2 million in local tax revenue to our region in the next five years and more than $900,000 in tax revenues to the state,” said Krys Bart, President/CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “But Million Air is about more than dollars. They are truly committed to offering an engine aircraft to corporate jets.” The Million Air proposal was approved following an RFP process that began in April, 2010. Texas-based Million Air has more than 1,500 employees worldwide.

“Million Air is looking forward to building a strong partnership in Reno while making that important first and last impression on customers as they come and go from the region,” Roger Woolsey, Million Air CEO, said. “We look forward to serving all facets of the aviation community and setting a standard for service in a region where hospitality is part of the culture.”

-Brian Kulpin

Become a part of the 1960 Winter Olympics

1960 Winter OlympicsAn exhibit memorializing the 50th anniversary of the 1960 Winter Games at Squaw Valley will go on display at today at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, four days before the start of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

The exhibit will allow passengers to position themselves on the very platforms used during the awards ceremony at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics just 50 years ago, with the American flag hanging above the gold podium, providing for a great photo opportunity.

The museum will feature flags from all countries represented at the 1960 Games,  photos,  magazines, uniforms and more.  As well as two television monitors will run and display videos about the 1960 Winter Games.

The Olympic History Museum will be on exhibit at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, through the spring of 2010.

Travel to Reno Tahoe for $39 each way

Southwest_Airlines_logoSouthwest Airlines is offering a selection of low airfares starting at only USD $39 one-way with their Travel Near with Your Dear seat sale promotion.

Sample airfares to Reno/Tahoe (RNO) for this Southwest Airlines seat sale include $39 fares from:

  • Boise
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland
  • Orange County
  • Portland
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Diego
  • San Jose

Travel is valid from March 15 to May 25, 2010, and applies to every day of the week except Fridays and Sundays.  But hurry, this 72-hour seat sale ends tomorrow, February 11, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

For more information on the Travel Near with Your Dear seat sale or to book your flights, visit Southwest Airlines.