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RELEASE – Nonstop Flights to Palm Springs and LAX Arriving Soon at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

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Reno, Nev. – California, here we come. Alaska Airlines is adding new service between Reno-Tahoe International and Palm Springs and Los Angeles beginning December 17.

Alaska will offer seasonal nonstop service to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) five times a week through April 12, 2021. It’s the first time an airline has offered service between Reno and Palm Springs since Reno Air in 1997. Alaska is also announcing a year-round daily flight between Reno and LAX with outstanding connectivity to sunny destinations like Mexico, Hawaii and Florida.

“Airlines are looking to add seats in leisure markets and Reno-Tahoe is the ideal fit for that,” Daren Griffin, President/CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, said. “The new Palm Springs flight is perfectly timed for the ski season, while the LAX service offers terrific leisure connections.”

Griffin said strong community support from the Regional Air Service Corporation helped make these flights possible. However, the entire community has a role to play in keeping air service at RNO.

“The best way to show Alaska, and all of our airline partners, how much our region appreciates their support is to fill the seats they are offering,” Griffin said.

Alaska will fly 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft to both PSP and LAX, and flight times are as follows:

PSP – RNO                                                                RNO – PSP

11:50 a.m. departure                                               2:05 p.m. departure

1:24 p.m. Reno arrival                                             3:40 p.m. Palm Springs arrival

LAX – RNO                                                                RNO – LAX

7:35 p.m. departure                                                 8:00 a.m. departure

9:09 p.m. Reno arrival                                             9:37 a.m. Los Angeles arrival


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority receives no state or local funding. All operating revenues are derived from tenant and concession fees. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is the 66th busiest commercial airport in the United States, with nearly 4.5 million passengers per year. For more details, visit