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Reno Tahoe International Airport

Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is a very unique airport. This airport, abbreviated RNO, serves both civilians and the military.

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the second busiest commercial airport in Nevada. It was the hub of Reno Air before it was taken over by American Airlines. It is the 61st busiest airport in the United States.


The Reno-Tahoe International Airport was built in 1929. It was originally named Hubbard Field. United Airlines purchased it in 1936 and then by the City of Reno in 1953. Within ten years, the number of flights doubled. The first terminal building for the airport was finished in 1960, and from there, the airport began to grow and more parts of it began to be constructed. It took on the name Cannon National Airport after 1979.

In 1994, the name was changed to Reno-Tahoe International Airport. More remodeling started after this. Remodeling was started in 1996, and then a new plan was created in 2008 to start in 2009. It was finished in 2010.

Modernization efforts were again announced in 2011. It was scheduled to be completed in 2012. The project's renovations were scheduled to begin in either 2012 or 2013.

* Dining - Restaurants, bars, bakeries, coffee shops
* Shopping
* Security
* Passenger services - Mail service, luggage carts, lost & found
* Financial services - Wells Fargo ATMs
* Gaming machines
* Pet services
* Impaired services - wheelchair accessible, assistance for the hearing impaired
* Free Wi-Fi
* Host to local arts and entertainment


The Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers well-lit, safe parking areas for short and long-term parking. All parking is very affordable and is all handled by credit card to make it much easier and faster for customers. The parking facility is open 24 hours a day.

There are over 1200 covered parking spots for short and long-term parking. There are another 850 parking spots at the top of the parking garage for long-term vehicles. There is another long-term lot with over 1500 parking spots.

If you are waiting on someone that you want to pick up from the airport, there is a free of charge cell phone waiting lot so you don't have to pay for parking to just get someone else from the airport. There are shuttles that will take you to and from the parking lots, as well as some that can take you further than that.

Surrounding Atmosphere

There are many ways that you can get into the rest of the city. You can rent a car if you want to drive yourself. You can also hire a taxi or a limousine to take you where you want to go into Reno. There is a public bus owned by the airport that takes you into downtown Reno. This is the RTC Ride bus.
You can take any of these forms of transportation one of two ways when you leave the airport. You can go into the city and see all there is, or you can go into the Tahoe region and see the country.

Airport Authority of Washoe County,
Reno/Tahoe International Airport,
PO Box 12490 Reno,
Nevada 89510-2490
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: 775 328 6400
Fax: 775 328 6510
E-mail: None
Time Zone: GMT - 8 (GMT - 7 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is located 6.5 km (4 miles) from Reno
IATA airport code: RNO