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MEDIA ALERT – Reno-Tahoe International Airport Experiencing Busiest November in Over Ten Years

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(RENO, NV) – Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is experiencing the highest November passenger numbers since 2008. Over the holiday weekend, RNO is expecting approximately 60,000 passengers to pass through the airport, exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

The busy holiday travel will also be impacted this year by construction that has closed the former passenger drop-off lanes, reduced the number of entrances and narrowed the Ticketing Hall. We advise passengers to arrive at the airport at least two hours early to navigate parking, construction and the influx of travelers going through security.

We invite media to join us on a tour to view the changes travelers will experience during construction and interview Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority President/CEO Daren Griffin.

What:     Tour of Construction Impact on Holiday Travel

Where:   Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Ski Statue

When:    Friday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m.

NOTE: Media staging area has moved during construction. Media will enter through the emergency vehicle lane, located within the closed, former passenger drop-off lanes and park at the mailboxes past the skybridge. We ask that you continue to communicate your arrival through the media line. See map on page two.


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