Reno–Tahoe International Airport is a public-military airport just 3 miles (6 km) south-east of downtown Reno, Washoe County, Nevada. It is a publicly owned entity, run by Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. RNO is ranked as the 2ndbusiest commercial airport. The airport received its name after the City of Reno, Jesse L. Reno, and Lake Tahoe.
The airport codes are IATA: RNO, FAA LID: RNO, ICAO: KRNO.
The Capacity of Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Office of the Attorney General(OAG) in August 1953 shows around 15 scheduled departures each weekday; 10-years later, there were 28 daily departures at RNO.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport covers approximately 1,450 acres (587 ha) and the elevation of 4,415 ft. (1,346 m). In 2018, RNO managed 93,636 aircraft operations, with a daily average of 256, in which 47% was from the airline, 38% from general aviation, 13% from air taxi, and 3% from the military. At that period, around 123 aircraft were based: 74 single-engine, 17 jet, 18 multi-engines, nine military planes, and five helicopters. Since RNO had more than 10,000 enplanements each year, it was ranked as a commercial primary service airport by the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.
The Brief History of RNO
In 1929, the RNO airport was built by Boeing Transport Inc. At first, the area was called Hubbard Field, after air transport pioneer and Boeing Air Transport VP - Eddie Hubbard. In 1936 the airport was acquired by United Airlines, which, in 1953, purchased by the city of Reno. Later, in 1960, the first terminal building was completed via Winter Olympics, held in Squaw Valley, California. Terminal concourses and the present ticketing lobby were built-in 1979.