You no longer have to dread multiple layovers traveling between Reno and New York City. JetBlue announced that starting May 28, 2015, the airline will employ a twin-engine Airbus A320 jetliner to depart JFK at 7:40 p.m., arriving in Reno at 11:07 p.m., and then departing for the return to New York at 11:59 p.m. Reno time and arriving in New York at 8:09 a.m.
Known for it's low-cost fares, JetBlue is offering the introductory rate for Reno-NYC at $89 each way.
John Checketts, JetBlue director of Route Planning who attended the Wednesday announcement in Reno, said, "Reno has always been a market that's intriguing to us with gaming, skiing, summer destinations. This will be a game-changer for income from New York as the population living here."
For the Reno-Tahoe ski market, the JetBlue connection is "phenomenal," said Wirth, president/CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, parent company of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski areas. "The most lucrative ski market in the U.S. is New York."
Checketts agreed, saying, "If I'm a New Yorker wanting a ski trip to Lake Tahoe, it's a deal breaker if you have to stop a few times to get here.