Reno-Tahoe International Airport

A group of three people gather in front paintings depicting Northern Nevada.
Holly Hutchings

Fifty-three Carson City artists are putting their work on a stage seen by millions a year, the walls of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Holly Hutchings has the story.

Hands hold a series of giftcards.
Lucia Starbuck

The government is temporarily open following the longest shutdown in U.S. history lasting 35 days. In Nevada, nearly 3,500 federal employees continue to be impacted. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck spoke to several of them as they started returning to work this week unsure of when their back pay will arrive.

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Wednesday night hundreds gathered to find out more about the Nevada Department of Transportation’s three proposed courses of action on revamping the Spaghetti Bowl. That’s where I-80 meets US 395 in Reno, a point of many traffic and safety concerns.

The preferred plan that NDOT would like to go forward with includes a closure of an exit ramp that many deem crucial to the operation of the Reno-Tahoe International airport.

Airport Rehearsal Day Helps Kids With Autism Fly

May 14, 2018

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport will soon host Wings For All, a program that provides an airport rehearsal day designed to help children with autism and their families learn to navigate air travel. Our reporter Holly Hutchings has more.

Photo Essay: Therapy Dogs Provide Support At Airport

Dec 14, 2017
Alexis Harris

Paws 4 Passengers is a non-profit organization that uses nationally registered therapy dogs to comfort the traveling public and employees at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno. They will be volunteering often during the busy holiday season as the airport will be packed with busy and anxious visitors.

Bree Zender

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport has received about a dozen reports over the past year of a pet adoption scam that’s claiming to operate in conjunction with the airport. Reno Public Radio's Bree Zender reports.

Noah Glick

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport recently launched new air service to Long Beach, California. Soon the airport will add flights to Dallas Love Field and Atlanta, Georgia.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick explores what these non-stop flights mean for the region.

Reno Airport Seeing More Passengers

Mar 10, 2016
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More people are flying in and out of Reno than in years past. Our reporter Marcus Lavergne has the latest update from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

More than 3.4 million passengers came through the airport last year, an increase of almost 4 percent over 2014. This is actually the first year-over-year increase since 2005.

Airport CEO Marily Mora says this can be attributed to the growing regional economy, new flights being offered, and heightened efforts to attract tourists.

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On the heels of Uber, Lyft joins the list of ridesharing services that can pick up passengers at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Our contributor Luiza Vieira has the story.

Lyft signed an agreement with the airport authority last week that allows its drivers to officially pick-up customers at the airport terminal. Before they were only allowed to drop people off. 

Reno Airport Adds Rideshare Pickup For Uber Customers

Jan 20, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Rideshare company Uber is now allowed to pick up passengers at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Uber has been able to drop off customers at the airport since September, when they began operating in the state. But until Wednesday, they weren't able to pick anyone up.

Now, the rideshare service has a contract with the airport, like other ground transportation services, and its own designated pickup spot — away from the taxi line — complete with transit shelter.

Alexa Ard

 

 Reno-Tahoe International Airport has filed a complaint with U.S. customs officials over the treatment of a 15-year-old Mexican girl who was allegedly detained for hours without a chance to contact her family. [Note: This story has been updated with a written response from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.]

Airport officials say the girl was questioned for five hours last month after she flew to Reno from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Reno-Tahoe Airport Now Flying Non-Stop To Boise

Nov 6, 2015
Marcus Lavergne

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.

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  Nonstop flights from Reno to London were supposed to take off later this year, but the service has already been canceled. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

Thomas Cook Airlines made the call after learning that its customers would have to wait at least three hours to clear U.S. Customs at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Brian Kulpin, with the airport, says it all comes down to staffing.

"There's a need for more customs agents here in Reno," he explains. "We just added one at the beginning of April, but it's not enough to do the job faster."

Flights between Reno and Europe have never been available, but that’s changing next year with nonstop service to and from London. This is part of the Reno airport’s strategy to raise its international profile.

This new addition comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that Reno-Tahoe International Airport will be offering nonstop flights to Guadalajara, Mexico. The flight which is set to begin this December will be the first time in 15 years the airport has offered international travel.

For the first time in 15 years, Reno-Tahoe International Airport will actually have international service. A new nonstop flight to Guadalajara, Mexico is tentatively set to begin by the end of this year.

Spokesman Brian Kulpin says the airport hired an outside company to study the economic impact of the twice-weekly flight. The study found it would bring an estimated $20 million each year to the region.