Sonoma County Airport lands on Reno-Tahoe flights

Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport will soon become a landing point for an airline serving the Reno and Lake Tahoe area.

aha!, a leisure carrier operated by ExpressJet Airlines, announced this morning that it will launch nonstop service beginning July 14 between its hub at Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Santa Rosa Airport.

The airline will serve Sonoma County facilities twice a week with 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 regional jets, according to the aha press release.

“Reno has long been a requested and sought-after market for STS, and we look forward to a great partnership connecting these two great destinations,” Sonoma County Facility Airport Manager Jon Stout said in the release. .

Flights will operate every Thursday and Sunday departing Reno-Tahoe International Airport at 3:40 p.m. and arriving at Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport at 4:37 p.m. Return flights will depart from Santa Rosa at 5:15 p.m. and arrive in Reno. -Tahoe at 6:12 p.m., according to the announcement.

The arrival of aha! – short for air, hotel, adventure – in Sonoma County marks 10 towns that aha! serves nonstop flights from Reno-Tahoe.

The airline also serves Bakersfield, Fresno, Palm Springs and Ontario in the California market; Eugene and Medford in Oregon; and Spokane, Redmond and Pasco in Washington State.

“We’re thrilled to offer Sonoma County residents the ability to take spontaneous short trips to Reno and Lake Tahoe without the hassle of airport layovers or driving,” Tim Sieber, manager of aha! business unit, the statement said, “And Reno travelers can use Santa Rosa as a home base for all there is to see, do, eat, drink and explore in California’s wine country. .”

ah! is offering introductory one-way fares of $49 through May 31 for travel by August 15. More information is available at www.flyaha.com

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