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MEDIA ALERT – Reno Airport Announces New International Non-Stop Flights to Guadalajara

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RENO, NV – 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, once landing rights are approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  It would be 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 has been working closely with CBP in both Washington and San Francisco as well as the Nevada Federal Delegation, with a goal of obtaining landing rights by Dec. 16 for the flight that will bring an estimated $20 million in economic impact to the region each year.

Once landing rights are granted by the CBP, Volaris will begin the twice weekly service on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.  The Airbus 319 with 144 seats will depart Guadalajara at 11:30 a.m. and arrive in Reno at 1:50 p.m.  The flight will depart Reno at 3:20 p.m. and land in Guadalajara at 8:55 p.m.  On Fridays, Volaris will serve Reno-Tahoe on the same schedule but will fly the route with a 174-seat Airbus 320.              

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The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority receives no state or local funding.

All operating revenues are derived from tenant and concession fees.