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RNO Announces New Flight to Houston on United Airlines

AirportReno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is proud to announce a new daily nonstop flight to Houston, TX beginning February 2011. 

As part of the recent merger between Continental and United Airlines, the new flight will begin under the United name and will serve Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. Flight times and aircraft type have not yet been announced.

“This is tremendous news for the community,” said Krys Bart, President and CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “We couldn’t be happier to have the return of this outstanding service that offers travelers the ease of connections not only to the east, but to South America and beyond.”

Non-stop to Houston is not a new route to users of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Continental flew the Reno-Houston route for several years but had to end service in September of 2008 due to the spike in fuel prices. The previous Houston flight performed very well thanks to strong community support.

United“One of the benefits of an airline merger is the ability to optimize the combined routes of two carriers, in this case United and Continental,” said Bart. “But what’s most important is the end result that gives passengers more flight options. Houston service truly supports the Reno-Tahoe International Airport motto of providing non-stop service to the U.S. and one-stop service to the world.”

Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Visit www.united.com for ticket or flight information.

-Brian Kulpin