NEWS RELEASE – Record Number of Airlines for Region
Spirit Airlines Marks 13th Airline to fly RNO
Reno, Nev. – Viva Las Vegas! Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is excited to announce Spirit Airlines as the latest airline to serve our region. Beginning August 10, Spirit will offer twice daily flights between RNO and Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas.
“We are excited to join the Spirit family,” said Shaun Carey, Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “The additional flights on Spirit Airlines from RNO to LAS will provide more options for our region, which is great news for northern Nevada. Reno-Tahoe continues to attract more air service, with people wanting to explore what our region has to offer, as well as fly out of RNO to conveniently get to the destination of their choice.”
Getting Spirit to serve our region has been years in the making, and our entire community has played a role in keeping and attracting air service at RNO, despite a challenging few years.
“We’ve had our eye on Reno for a long time, and we’re excited to bring More Go to the market in the form of affordable daily flights to Las Vegas. We believe our high value flights will be a very attractive alternative to driving between the cities, and we can’t wait to start service at The Biggest Little City in the World this summer,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines.
Not only is this a record number of airlines serving RNO, but among cities with a population size similar to that of Reno-Sparks, RNO offers the highest number of airlines to its passengers.
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority receives no state or local funding. All operating revenues are derived from tenant and concession fees. Thirteen airlines serve Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), flying to multiple nonstop destinations throughout the United States and Mexico. For more details, visit www.renoairport.com.