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NEWS RELEASE – Increased Crowds Expected at Reno-Tahoe International Airport during Spring Break

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Reno, Nev. – This weekend marks the official start of Spring Break, and Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) will see a significant increase in passenger traffic through mid-April.

Arriving at least two hours early is most important due to parking, airline check-in, and TSA security screening. Check RNO’s website for a feature that shows real-time parking availability to help make an informed decision before arriving at the airport. Uber, Lyft, taxis, public transportation or catching a ride with a friend or relative are other options.

Please remember the following tips:

  • Arrive early, at least two hours prior to departure.
  • Allow extra time for parking and rental car returns. Watch for overflow lot signage.
  • Visit for real-time parking availability and follow the airport on social media to be alerted to lot closures.
  • To expedite the Transportation Security Administration security screening process:
    • Empty pockets, remove shoes, jewelry, personal electronic devices, and place them in the bins provided.
    • Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to remove coats, jackets, and all outerwear.
    • Know the TSA 3-1-1 rule for carry-on bags at Liquids, gels, and aerosols must be packed in a one-quart plastic baggie.
    • Food brought through security typically requires extra screening.
  • Sign up for automated airline flight status alerts sent directly to your smart phone and download boarding passes at home.

As a reminder, per federal mandate all travelers are required to wear face coverings in airports and on planes through April 18, 2022, regardless of proof of vaccination or booster.


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