aha!, powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines, announced nonstop service between Reno and Santa Rosa, Calif. beginning July 14, 2022 – connecting the urban heart of the wine country and the “Biggest Little City in the World.”
“Reno has been a long requested and sought-after market from STS, and we are looking forward to a great partnership connecting these two great destinations,” said Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport Manager Jon Stout.
aha! will fly to the Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport two times a week with 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 regional jets.
With the addition of Santa Rosa aha! will serve 10 cities with nonstop flights from its hub and home base at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
“We are excited to provide Sonoma County residents the opportunity to take short, spontaneous trips to Reno and Lake Tahoe without the hassle of airport layovers or driving,” said Tim Sieber, head of ExpressJet’s aha! business unit.
“And travelers from Reno can use Santa Rosa as a jumping off point for all there is to see, do, eat, drink and explore in California’s wine country.”
The quick 57-minute nonstop flight gives travelers more time for adventure and less time traveling.
Flights will operate each Thursday and Sunday departing Reno Tahoe International Airport at 3:40 p.m. PT arriving at Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport at 4:37 p.m. PT.
Return flights will depart Santa Rosa at 5:15 p.m. PT and arrive in Reno-Tahoe at 6:12 p.m. PT.
“Connecting these two recreational hot spots is a fantastic addition to our local airport,” said James Gore, Chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and representative for District 4, which includes the airport.
“This gives our residents the opportunity to enjoy all that the Reno-Tahoe area has to offer and gives the Northern Nevada residents an excuse for a hassle-free wine country getaway. An absolute win-win for both markets.”
Presently aha! connects nine markets to its hub in Reno-Tahoe: Bakersfield, Fresno, Ontario and Palm Springs, Calif.; Eugene/Springfield, Medford/Ashland and Redmond/Bend, Ore.; and Pasco/Tri Cities and Spokane, Wash.