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Reno is getting a new Silicon Valley connection.

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport announced on Thursday afternoon that daily flights between the Biggest Little City and San Jose on Southwest Airlines are scheduled to start in June.

The addition of more flying options to San Jose is good news for a region eager to forge connections with Silicon Valley companies while also nurturing startups.

Southwest originally operated its Reno-San Jose route from 1993 to 2012. Alaska Airlines has since filled the route following Southwest’s departure, but having another option is good news for passengers, said Marily Mora, President and CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority.

“The airport heard from the community that they want options for flying to and from the Silicon Valley,” Mora said. “Now Southwest is offering another option for our passengers. but it is up to the community to fill the seats in order to keep this vital service from both Alaska and Southwest.”

To celebrate the route’s return, Southwest is offering deals for as low as $39 one way between Reno and San Jose.

The Southwest flights between the two cities will use Boeing 737s with 143 seats. The flight departs daily, Monday to Friday, from Reno-Tahoe International Airport at 9:50 a.m. and arrives in San Jose at 10:55 a.m., with the return flight departing from San Jose at 4:15 p.m. and arriving in Reno-Tahoe at 5:05 p.m. Saturday and Sunday flight times will vary slightly.

This is the latest in a string of new flights for the Reno airport, which is celebrating its latest new route to Dallas Love Field on Jan. 7.

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