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RELEASE – United Airlines Begins Nonstop Flights to Chicago This Thursday

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RENO, Nev. – Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is proud to announce nonstop flights to Chicago on United Airlines, starting this Thursday, June 8th. United Airlines will offer daily, nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, adding to the summer travel options between Reno and the Windy City.

This marks the first time in recent RNO history that United Airlines is offering nonstop service between Reno and Chicago, a market also served locally by American and Southwest Airlines. The route is seasonal to accommodate the busy summer traffic and is planned to end on September 5.

“The airport heard from the community that they wanted more access to Chicago,” said Marily Mora, President and CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “This route is key for both business and leisure, and also offers dozens of connections to the east coast and approximately 50 international destinations, so we are pleased United is filling the need. Now it is up to the community to fill the seats to keep this vital service.”

The United flight will operate nonstop daily, seven days a week on a Boeing 737 with 143 seats. It will depart Chicago at 7:35 p.m., arriving in Reno at 9:45 p.m. The Reno outbound flights will depart here locally at 11:20 p.m., arriving in Chicago at 5 a.m.

Tickets are on sale now with a low introductory fare of $153 one way. For rates and information follow the Flight Info link at


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 3.6 million passengers per year. For more details, visit