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Reno-Stead Airport (RTS)

The Reno-Stead Airport is a 5,000 acre general aviation facility that serves as a reliever airport for Reno-Tahoe International Airport.  Approximately 200 aircraft are based at Reno-Stead.  This award winning airfield earned a well-deserved Airport Safety Award in 2006 from the Federal Aviation Administration in recognition of its safety enhancements, tenant relations, and community outreach.  

Photos courtesy of Mark Johnston -

Located approximately 15 miles north of Reno, Reno-Stead Airport is working to develop itself as a major economic hub in the north valley. Recent improvements have included a new Air Tanker Facility opened by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as well as 9,000 feet of new runway and upgrades to runway lighting.

  • 3,000 acres available for development
  • 2.49M sf asphalt on runways
  • 2.73M sf asphalt on ramp
  • Rare airside access at general aviation/reliever airport
  • Annexed into City of Reno
  • Rail spur option
  • Two Runways (7600  and 9000 feet long by 150 feet wide)
  • Instrument Landing System and GPS approaches
  • Airfield designed to commercial aircraft standards for emergency reliever use
  • Over $50 million has been invested in airport improvements over the last twelve years
  • Airport has an AWOS, Compass Rose, aircraft wash rack, and self-service fuel island
  • Airport is served by an FBO and a local FSDO in Reno


New Developments at Reno-Stead Airport:



For more information regarding economic development opportunities at Reno-Stead Airport, please contact Tina Iftiger, Vice President of Airport Economic Development at or 775-328-6417.