Reno-Tahoe Worldwide Airport acquired a feather in its flight cap following currently being named just one of the leading 10 little airports in the U.S. by a journey journal.
The Discoverer called Reno-Tahoe Global a good substitute to the more jam-packed San Francisco Worldwide Airport — specifically for individuals headed to Lake Tahoe.
“It’s a more rapidly commute and you get to skip all the Bay Region traffic and head straight to the serene lakeside,” The Discoverer wrote. “Plus, Reno has all the trappings of a large metropolis airport — together with slot machines — without the hassle.”
“These accolades instantly replicate the tough-functioning and exemplary team at the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority and our tenant and neighborhood associates,” Daren Griffin, airport president and CEO, said in a geared up statement.
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Griffin lately took in excess of the prime put up following the retirement of Marily Mora.
Reno’s point out in The Discoverer’s checklist is fantastic news for an airport that is making an attempt to bounce back again from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on leisure and business enterprise vacation. The airport hit rock base previously this 12 months soon after passenger counts plummeted from 341,935 in February to just 17,265 in April. The April quantities also represented a approximately 95% drop from the exact same thirty day period previous yr.
At the time, an airport consultant described the scenario as “eerie.”
“I was in the terminal that working day accomplishing a tv interview and for the first time in 16 many years, I could hear my voice echo in the terminal,” reported Brian Kulpin, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority spokesman.
Because then, the airport has witnessed a continual enhance in passenger counts as flyers acclimate to a improved earth. American, Delta, United, Alaska and Southwest airways have also additional new flights to and from the Reno Airport.
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The 10 airports that made The Discoverer’s listing. For a lot more particulars about the airports in the record, test out The Discoverer blog site:
- Extensive Seashore (Calif.) Airport
- Bangor (Maine) International Airport
- Dallas Like Subject Airport
- Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Global Airport
- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
- Paine Field Airport (Washington Point out)
- Piedmont Triad (N.C.) Worldwide Airport
- Birmingham-Shuttlesworth (Ala.) Global Airport
- Extended Island (N.Y.) MacArthur Airport
- Reno-Tahoe Intercontinental Airport
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