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RELEASE – Increased Crowds Expected at Reno-Tahoe International Airport This Holiday Weekend

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Airport advises travelers to arrive early and plan ahead for parking

RENO, Nev. – This holiday weekend the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) will see an increase in passenger traffic and limited parking.

RNO is expecting approximately 13,000 passengers passing through the airport on peak travel days. The busiest days are estimated to be May 11 & 15.

This time last year, RNO’s parking team was assisting more than 600 travelers with overflow parking options and similar travel trends are expected this year.

Please plan for the high passenger traffic and limited parking availability with the following travel tips:

  • Arrive early, at least two hours prior to departure.
  • Allow extra time for parking and rental car returns. Watch for construction and overflow lot signage.
  • Visit for real-time parking availability and flight status updates. Check with your airline for any questions on flight status.
  • Take advantage of the Free Waiting Lot, located just minutes from the airport, when waiting for travelers.


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) operates two of the most important economic drivers for our region–the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the Reno-Stead (RTS) Airport. Together, they generate $3.1 billion in economic impact annually. The RTAA is financially self-sufficient, meaning it is funded through airport operations and not local taxes. Eleven airlines serve RNO, flying to multiple nonstop destinations throughout the United States and Mexico. For more details, visit