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MEDIA ALERT – Airport Salutes Local Military Heroes on First Honor Flight to Pearl Harbor

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What: Bid bon voyage to local World War II and Korean War veterans on Honor Flight’s first ever trip to Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii

When: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

8:25 a.m. departure on Southwest Airlines


Please call 1-844-RNO-INFO in advance to schedule a special escort to the gate at 6:45 a.m.

Where: Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

Meet at the Ski Statue | Main Lobby

Who: 18 World War II heroes, 2 Korean War veterans and guardians who account for 221 years of military service will depart on a one-of-a-kind trip to visit the site of one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history.  Honor Flight has scheduled private tours of Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri, a behind-the-scenes look at the Marine Corp base, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and Gold Star Memorial.

Due to the late Sunday night arrival and a 16-hour travel day, RNO will not be hosting its     usual Honor Flight homecoming.  If media would still like to meet the return flight (Southwest Flight 5168 | Sunday, February 9 | 8:35 p.m.), please make arrangements with Public Affairs at the contact number above.


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority receives no state or local funding. All operating revenues are derived from tenant and concession fees. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is the 66th busiest commercial airport in the United States, with more than 4.45 million passengers per year. For more details, visit