What to Expect for Your Reno-Tahoe Airport Travel

Are you planning on flying to visit family for the holidays? Here’s what you need to know when flying out of the Reno-Tahoe international airport this season.

Give yourself plenty of arrival time, expect to see reduced speeds, and be alert to follow signage. The lanes closest to the Ticketing Hall are closed and passenger drop-off has moved to the outside three lanes closest to the parking garage.

When parking expect to pay 2 dollars more per day for your vehicle while it is in the garage. Rates increased in July, the first time in over 12 years.

Through the ticketing hall, there is only one entrance open, reducing access while the hall is undergoing an expansion as part of the first phase of three MoreRNO projects. It is the largest investment in the airport in its history.

The Reno Tahoe Airport Authority is transforming the travel experience with the multi-year program with more local restaurants, shops, and space to park cars, more greeting rooms, and more art and architecture unique to the Reno Tahoe area. You can expect to see construction impacts over the next six years.

You can also expect to experience sticker shock when buying tickets.

Airline executives say that based on bookings, they expect huge demand for flights over the holidays with travel specialists said the best deals for airfares and hotels are already gone. That’s largely due to airlines continuing to operate fewer flights than in 2019 even though passenger numbers are nearly back to pre-pandemic levels.