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NEWSLETTER – Exciting Unveilings Ahead: Latest and Greatest Coming to RNO

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Passengers are Getting a Jumpstart on Spring and Summer Travel

Travelers are getting a head start on spring break getaways this year with high passenger counts projected as early as March 21 – days before Washoe County School District spring break begins. 

Navigate the airport with ease with RNO’s quick travel tips:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects travel volumes at nearly 6% above 2023 this spring break and has some important travel tips of their own, to ensure a seamless security process.

450 Feet of Art Touches Down at RNO

Materials arrived in four colossal crates, weighing over 1,300 pounds collectively.

It’s a monumental undertaking, and the airport is buzzing with anticipation as the installation takes flight in the Ticketing Hall. Renowned artist Dixie Friend Gay, who has 20 years of experience creating awe-inspiring public art, was commissioned for this unique project she titled “Repeated Refrains”. 

Explore the captivating new art installation at RNO as part of the Arts at the Airport program and learn more about the project here.

Ticketing Hall Grand Opening on the Horizon

In just over a year of construction, the Ticketing Hall Expansion project is set to be complete on-time and on-budget. Opening this April, the Ticketing Hall will be transforming the travel experience the moment passengers walk into RNO, with new amenities, upgraded technology, modern architecture, art, additional space, and more!

Hit a Home Run with Nonstop Flights for a Grand Slam Getaway

Baseball enthusiasts have several nonstop route options making it easy to catch the Reno Aces on the road this spring and summer:

  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Round Rock, Texas
  • A short 30-minute car ride from Austin–Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas.
  • Sugar Land, Texas
  • A 40-minute drive from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.

Stellar Aviation’s New Facility

Congratulations to Stellar Aviation who opened the doors to their stunning new general aviation facility. View this insider’s look at the state-of-the-art facility that makes a standout addition to RNO.

United Construction, Stellar Aviation, Reno Tahoe Airport

Chef Spotlight & Escape Lounge

Indulge your taste buds with a shoutout to local Chef Chris Lott joining the Smith and River team with Chef Colin Smith. Chef Smith is the owner-chef of Smith and River and the Roundabout Catering Family and also the consulting chef at RNO’s Escape Lounge, bringing in local flavor to the airport. Chef Smith said, “we’re excited to have him step into this role as executive chef to elevate our philosophy of culinary excellence.”

The airport is proud to continue to offer passengers concessions and culinary experiences that elevate their pre-flight moments with exceptional local chefs, like Chef Smith.

Chef Lott and Chef Smith Highlight

Now Approaching

Airport Loop Road Changes: The inner driving lane construction, closest to the main entrance, will be complete mid-April, moving construction to the outer driving lanes, closest to the parking garage. Travelers will once again have the convenience of being dropped-off and picked-up closer to the Main Terminal Building.

Upcoming Routes Now Boarding: We’ve got these nonstop flights soaring back into our schedules. Check out the upcoming additions and start making your summer plans today.

  • Reno to Chicago (O’Hare) on United: March 7
  • Reno to Minneapolis on Sun Country: May 23
  • Reno to Austin on American Airlines: May 6  
  • Reno to Chicago (Midway) on Southwest: June 4
  • Reno to Chicago (O’Hare) on American: June 5
  • Reno to Atlanta on Delta: June 7
  • Reno to Minneapolis on Delta: June 8
  • Reno to New York on JetBlue: June 13

Flight availability is subject to change by each airline. Use RNO’s real-time flight mapping tool for most up-to-date flight availability.