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RELEASE – Reno-Tahoe International Hosts Media Tour of $16 Million Runway Project

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(RENO, NV) – The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority has closed Runway 16L-34R, one of its primary runways, at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) through November 15, 2019 for Phase I of a three year runway upgrade program.

What:      Tour the airfield with RNO officials and get an up-close view into the reconstruction activities

Who:       Brian Kulpin – RNO Vice President of Marketing & Public Affairs

                Tony Curatolo – Senior Airport Project Manager

Where:   Reno-Tahoe International Airport

                Runway 16L-34R (escort includes secured access to the airfield)

(Runway 16L-34R is the 9,000 ft. north/south runway located on the east side of the airfield and is one of three runways at RNO.)

When:     Thursday, August 1, 2019

                10:30 a.m.

(Meeting place: ski sculpture inside the main entrance of the terminal)

RNO’s 11,000 ft. primary runway (16R-34L) will remain open, along with the crosswind east/west runway (RWY 7-25).  Traffic typically scheduled for the closed runway, such as general aviation and military aircraft, will be integrated into landing and takeoff slots on the primary runway and the crosswind runway may also be utilized more frequently. No significant impact on operations is expected from the temporary closure.

$14.5 million of the $16 million project will be funded by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant which provides for enhanced airport operational safety.  In total, the current project will employ approximately 160 construction workers.


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 more than 4.2 million passengers per year. For more details, visit