aha! Air Starts First Phase of Reno-Tahoe Flights

November 26, 2021

aha!, powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines officially took flight last month with a nonstop flight to Pasco/Tri-Cities, Wash., the first of eight new destinations serviced by the carrier.

This month the airline surpassed 100 flights, connecting these smaller, underserviced airports throughout the western U.S. to its hub in Reno-Tahoe.

"I want to extend my congratulations to the hardworking team at ExpressJet and our partners in each community who have worked tirelessly to achieve a successful launch," said ExpressJet's CEO Subodh Karnik. "These first cities and flights are just the beginning of our plan to connect the Western U.S. with all the activities and attractions the Reno Tahoe region has to offer."

Of the ten announced markets, aha! now serves eight communities three times a week with 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 regional jets.

Aha! Nonstop Flights Currently in Service

  • Pasco/Tri-Cities, Wash., operating Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Bakersfield, Calif., operating Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Medford/Ashland, Ore., operating Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Eugene/Springfield, Ore., operating Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
  • Ontario, Calif., operating Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Redmond/Bend, Ore., operating Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Eureka/Arcata, Calif., operating Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Fresno, Calif., operating Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Nonstop service will also begin on Dec. 15 to Spokane, Wash. and on Jan. 3, 2022 to Palm Springs. In the coming months, aha! plans to reach more than 20 destinations in the western United States.

    About aha!
    aha! is a leisure brand of ExpressJet Airlines. aha! seeks to provide travelers in smaller communities, many who have seen air service reduced over the past decade through airline mergers, with convenient, short, nonstop flights to high-quality destinations like the Reno-Lake Tahoe region. In addition to offering value-priced, nonstop flights, aha! will soon partner with resorts, casinos and attractions to "bundle" value-priced vacation packages.

    Source: Aha!

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