IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport and the City of Idaho Falls welcomed the inauguration of new nonstop service between the Idaho Falls Regional Airport and Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Thursday, Aug. 11.
The new service connects eastern Idaho’s gateway to area national parks to the tourism-rich areas of beautiful Lake Tahoe and the “Biggest Little City in the World.” With the inaugural flight, the Idaho Falls Regional Airport sent the aircraft off with a traditional water salute.
“We are just thrilled to have another addition to the Idaho Falls Regional Airport take to the skies,” said Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper. “This flight will not only serve those in Idaho Falls but the entire region, bringing more economic opportunity.”
The new flight departs Reno-Tahoe airport on Thursdays and Sundays at 7:40 a.m. PT and arrives in Idaho Falls at 10:15 a.m. MT. The return IDA-RNO flight departs Idaho Falls at 10:55 a.m. MT and arrives in Reno at 11:30 a.m. PT. All flights are operated with the 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 regional jet.
“Welcoming aha! to our airport as is a major hallmark in our recent history,” said Idaho Falls Regional Airport Director Rick Cloutier. “We are the first airport in Idaho to offer ourselves as a destination through aha!, providing a wider range of recreational opportunities to residents of East Idaho and Reno.”
IDA is currently in the middle of another record-setting year as more travelers take to the skies from the premier airport destination in the region. The airport recently completed a $12 million 38,000-square-foot expansion project. The expansion project, funded entirely by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aviation Improvement Program, has added two new terminal gates, an improved Transportation Security Administration screening area and expanded restaurant space.
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Media Note: For more information, please contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Eric Grossarth at (208) 612-8562 or [email protected]