The Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s reach got bigger today due to the addition of a new non-stop flight to Boise, Idaho. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne reports.
Alaska Airline’s sister carrier, Horizon Air, will now fly passengers back and forth from Reno to Boise on a 76-seater aircraft.
Airport officials celebrated yesterday’s opening with a dance battle between the University of Nevada, Reno’s mascot, Wolfie, and Boise State University’s Buster Bronco.
Marily Mora is the President and CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority.
“Well I think what we’re seeing here with air service is a reflection of what’s happening in our community and the 50,000 new jobs that we’re going to get in next 5 years,” Mora said. “We’re seeing a lot of business development, so that’s going to transfer into more passengers, more flights, as well as more cargo lift.”
Next year, Alaska Airlines plans to bring a new, daily, non-stop service to Orange County in California beginning in March.