Located 6 kilometres from Reno, Nevada, Reno-Tahoe International Airport is a central transport hub in the west of America, the second busiest in the state, and a significant public and military base. Over 3.5 million visitors pass through it every year as its location close to Lake Tahoe, a popular holiday destination, making it a buzzing airport. People know RTIA as the gateway to America’s Adventure Place, as it is very connected to the rest of the country with over 60 flights every day to destinations throughout the US.
There are three runways at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, with a central passenger terminal and an impressive main lobby. Various national airlines use RTIA including American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, in addition to the Nevada Air National Guard who have a base at the airport. The airport offers facilities other than flights including Wi-Fi, phone services and even a dog park, in addition to food outlets and clothing, gift and accessory stores for waiting visitors to enjoy. There are hotels adjacent to the airport for travellers to stay in and space for conferences and events, all surrounded by the encompassing beautiful mountains.
Visitors can easily travel away from RTIA using a range of transport services, including nine rental car offices and a collection of taxis and limousines outside the main doors. There are also public transport facilities like a bus travelling between the airport and the city and shuttle services working with the hotels to transport visitors. Drivers can reach RTIA along Interstate 80 off Highway 395, or travel to the airport from Tahoe Lake via the shuttle service, South Tahoe Airporter.
The history of Reno-Tahoe International Airport dates back to 1929 when building began, and officials named it after Eddie Hubbard, a president and pioneer of Boeing Transport, the company constructing the project. The city of Reno purchased the site in 1953, and the airport grew in time for the 1960 Winter Olympics in California. Now, its name is a combination of its City, Reno, and the favourite destination of the area, Lake Tahoe.