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Reno Airport Announces New International Non-Stop Flights to Guadalajara

Feliz Navidad to Reno Tahoe USA and Guadalajara! New twice weekly non-stop flights between Reno Tahoe and Guadalajara began this week!


Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is proud to announce new non-stop service between Reno and Guadalajara, Mexico beginning Dec. 16, 2014. This new service will help put the “International” in Reno-Tahoe International and is the first scheduled international air service at RNO since 1999. The twice weekly service is the culmination of months of work between Volaris and a dedicated group of Reno-Tahoe partners including the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT), the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSVCA), local hotels, casinos and ski resorts, the Hispanic Chamber and Reno City Councilman Oscar Delgado. The airport has worked closely with NCOT to develop key relationships in Mexico. Reno-Tahoe hotel, casino and ski partners have offered room deals for the new international travelers. The Hispanic Chamber has been working with the airport to connect with the local Latino population and to be ready to promote the flight and welcome Mexican travelers to our community. The airport worked closely with Customs and Border Patrol in both Washington and San Francisco, as well as with the Nevada Federal Delegation, to obtain landing rights for the flight that will bring an estimated $20 million in economic impact to the region each year.

Volaris will operate twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

For more information, visit

Reno Tahoe USA Events Information Center Unveiled at Reno Airport

Now open at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the Reno Tahoe USA Events Information Center allows visitors to get a glimpse of the wide array of special events and activities to be experienced throughout the destination. Upon arrival, visitors will have a chance to participate in the interactive display and learn more about what Reno Tahoe USA has to offer. The display is located along the east wall, just south of the baggage claim area.

Be sure to stop by the next time you are in the airport!


New Air Service Alert to Reno Tahoe via Allegiant Air

There’s a new way to get to Reno Tahoe USA with Allegiant Air. Beginning June 6, 2013, Allegiant Air offers new, nonstop jet service between Washington’s Bellingham International Airport (BLI) and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, introduces the new service with fares as low as $69.99* one way. The new flights will operate twice weekly. Flight days and times can be found at

The special introductory rate is available for immediate booking. Seats are limited. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by April 23, 2013 for travel by October 27, 2013. For baggage fees, please visit Additional restrictions may apply.


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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Alaska Airlines Offers Two Daily Flights Between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and San Jose Beginning June 4

Alaska_Q400Beginning June 4, Alaska Airlines begins twice daily service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and San Jose.  Fast and easy connections also exist to Portland and the four Hawaiian Islands. Plus, earn double Mileage Plan miles through July 31. All this just in time for Reno-Tahoe’s summer event season and playing outdoors. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers daily non-stop service from 17 destinations – a hop, skip and a jump away to fun! Book your flight today.

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 and for more information on the Nevada Arts Council and the Indian Territory please visit and

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 for ticket or flight information.

-Brian Kulpin

‘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