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MEDIA ALERT – Parking demand high through the weekend at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

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Reno, Nev. – With new flights to Austin, Texas on American Airlines and San Jose, California on Southwest, parking lots will be at capacity starting today at Reno-Tahoe International (RNO) as the airport continues to see elevated passenger numbers despite trends that typically show a decrease in traffic after Labor Day and during early fall.

The airport is recommending travelers use an alternative means of transportation such as Uber, Lyft, taxi, public transportation or catch a ride with a friend or relative. Although overflow lots with an additional 400 spaces will be available when the garage and surface lot fill up, there is a possibility RNO will run out of space.

Other suggestions include:

  • Arrive at least two hours prior to departure
  • Expedite the security screening process by emptying pockets, removing shoes, electronic devices, jackets, food and liquids (not to exceed 3 oz.)
  • Download boarding passes at home and keep cell phones charged for airline alerts

If driving to RNO is the only option, watch for overflow parking signs and staff directing traffic during peak times. As a rule, visitors should look to park first in the garage or surface lot.

Despite the CDC easing its mask guidelines, all travelers are required to wear face coverings in airports and on planes through January 18, 2022, regardless of proof of vaccination.


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority receives no state or local funding. All operating revenues are derived from tenant and concession fees. Twelve airlines serve Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), flying to multiple nonstop destinations throughout the United States and Mexico. For more details, visit