Reno-Tahoe airport launches $1B expansion program
Nevada – The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority is embarking on a $1 billion renovation and expansion of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) that will feature major improvements over the next six years.
Reno airport ticketing hall rendering
A $20 million to $30 million expansion to the airport’s Ticketing Hall is one of the first initiatives the airport will launch from the MoreRNO program. The project will enlarge the space to improve passenger wayfinding, queuing, circulation, and amenities as well as allow for touchless travel technology.
The design will bring more light, art, technology, and functionality to the entry point for travelers. Simultaneously, the airport will be making improvements to the loop road that runs in front of the RNO terminal.
Significant concourse redevelopment is set to begin in 2024 at an estimated $300 million to upgrade concourses built in 1980. By expanding these areas, the airport will be able to accommodate larger aircraft and allow for airline scheduling and shared kiosks. A larger Customs and Border Protection facility and more food and retail options also are planned.
Other improvements in the largest-ever construction project at the airport include a new $175 million to $225 million consolidated car rental facility that could be developed through a public-private partnership. The new center will be designed to enhance the rental car customer experience, provide additional public parking facilities closer to the terminal, and allow for future growth in rental car demand.
Additional improvements include a parking garage expansion, public safety center, new terminal entry and exit, concourse reconstruction and expansion, and a remodel of the terminal mezzanine.