Reno-Tahoe Intercontinental Airport acquired a feather in its flight cap following getting named just one of the best 10 small airports in the U.S. by a journey magazine.
The Discoverer called Reno-Tahoe Global a excellent choice to the a lot more jam-packed San Francisco International Airport — specifically for individuals headed to Lake Tahoe.
“It’s a a lot quicker commute and you get to skip all the Bay Place visitors and head straight to the serene lakeside,” The Discoverer wrote. “Plus, Reno has all the trappings of a large city airport — together with slot equipment — devoid of the headache.”
“These accolades straight replicate the challenging-performing and exemplary personnel at the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority and our tenant and local community partners,” Daren Griffin, airport president and CEO, said in a ready statement.
Griffin not too long ago took in excess of the prime write-up next the retirement of Marily Mora.
Reno’s mention in The Discoverer’s listing is great news for an airport that is attempting to bounce back again from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on leisure and small business vacation. The airport strike rock bottom before this yr just after passenger counts plummeted from 341,935 in February to just 17,265 in April. The April numbers also represented a almost 95% fall from the exact month final 12 months.
At the time, an airport representative explained the predicament as “eerie.”
“I was in the terminal that day performing a television interview and for the 1st time in 16 years, I could listen to my voice echo in the terminal,” claimed Brian Kulpin, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority spokesman.
Given that then, the airport has found a steady raise in passenger counts as flyers acclimate to a improved planet. American, Delta, United, Alaska and Southwest airways have also additional new flights to and from the Reno Airport.
The 10 airports that designed The Discoverer’s record. For a lot more facts about the airports in the checklist, check out The Discoverer website:
- Extended Seaside (Calif.) Airport
- Bangor (Maine) Worldwide Airport
- Dallas Really like Area Airport
- Lehigh Valley (Pa.) International Airport
- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
- Paine Subject Airport (Washington Condition)
- Piedmont Triad (N.C.) International Airport
- Birmingham-Shuttlesworth (Ala.) Intercontinental Airport
- Prolonged Island (N.Y.) MacArthur Airport
- Reno-Tahoe Global Airport
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