South Lake Tahoe may soon have regular commercial flights in and out of the airport. Tahoe Air is set to take off with service to and from Orange County, Las Vegas and the Bay Area within the next few months. Flights should be arriving and departing Lake Tahoe airport by June 17.

In the beginning Tahoe Air plans to have four flights per week from each destination, likely spread out over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, he said. The fares will be comparable to fares to Reno from those destinations, he said. A one-way flight on Tahoe Air from Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe Airport is expected to be around $375, and from the Bay Area to Tahoe around $275, Zeid added.

Tahoe Air will be registered with the FAA as a charter service, which limits the number of passengers and flights per week it can take. The airline will be running nine-seat turbo-prop planes and if it can secure a commuter certificate, will quickly move to larger 30-seat planes. Tahoe Air already has the support of several South Shore businesses, including Vail Resorts and Harrah’s.

SOURCE: Jensen, Adam (2011, May 8). Tahoe Air prepares to take flight. Tahoe Daily Tribune. Retrieved from http://www.tahoedailytribune.com

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