Airlines have added a blend of new seasonal and year-round flights at Reno-Tahoe International (RNO) while the airport has added extensive measures to help keep customers safe who need to travel this year.
While four airlines, United, JSX, Allegiant and Southwest, will be adding new service at RNO in the next few months, RNO has added 1,000 social distancing stickers, required face coverings on everyone in the terminal and installed plexiglass shielding at every counter. In-depth cleaning is conducted in the terminal throughout the day. The airlines have also dramatically increased their sanitizing and cleaning between every flight.
The new flights for people needing to travel have been added in partnership with the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA):
On Dec. 3, JSX will begin four weekly flights (Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday) to Orange County (SNA), a popular destination not served from RNO since 2017. Flight times on JSX’s 30-seat Embraer 135 and 145 aircraft vary, but all will be serviced by Stellar Aviation, a private Fixed Base Operator (FBO) on the airport’s east side.
Beginning Dec. 17, United Airlines returns to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with daily non-stop service, once again connecting Reno to multiple destinations internationally and in the U.S. Flights will be operated by United Express on 70-seat Embraer 175 aircraft and are scheduled to depart IAH at 4:30 p.m. Central Time and arrive RNO at 6:42 p.m. The flight will then depart RNO at 7:45 a.m. and arrive IAH at 1:32 p.m.
Southwest Airlines will resume seasonal non-stop daily service to Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) from Jan. 5 - April 12. The Love Field flight will leave RNO at 10:00 a.m., arriving DAL at 3:05 p.m. The return departs DAL at 12:20 p.m. and arrives in RNO at 1:55 p.m.
Finally, Allegiant Airlines will add Orange County to its RNO operation on Feb. 18. Serving Las Vegas since 2013, Allegiant flight times on the Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft are scheduled for late afternoon twice a week (Thursday and Sunday).
The RTAA continues to go to great lengths to ensure a safe travel experience from the front curb to boarding. The safety-first culture highlighted in the We Move You, Safely campaign demonstrates the airport’s proactive and comprehensive support for the Nevada Governor’s directives regarding face coverings, social distancing and enhanced cleaning measures.
The new flights complement five previously announced destinations since September including Delta to Los Angeles (LAX) and Atlanta, Alaska to Palm Springs and LAX, and JSX’s to Burbank.