Southwest, American Airlines, more add Nevada to California flights

 As the pandemic wanes, travel is soaring. 

For Nevada travelers looking to head to Yosemite or several other California national parks, aha! is adding new twice weekly service from Reno-Lake Tahoe to Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Southwest adding a fourth Las Vegas flight to Fresno Yosemite to their July 5-Sept. 5 schedule operating Sunday-Friday.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport officials say they anticipate a busy summer travel season beginning this Memorial Day weekend and lasting beyond Labor Day in the fall, and are ready to welcome passengers to the Central California airport.

“Fully recovered to pre-pandemic passenger levels, FAT is forecasting record passenger volume during the summer travel period,” a statement read. “Travelers are encouraged to arrive early and to check with their airline for any requirements to ensure seamless travels.

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“With flights anticipated near or at capacity, fewer options may be available to accommodate rebooking if flights are missed.”

Airport and airline officials ensure they’re ready for the boost.

More flights

With more flights and more choices this summer, Fresno International says it will keep travelers well connected to other airports and cities for those looking to head onto other areas. Expanded destinations and schedules for travelers flying FAT now and through the summer include:

  • New aha! twice weekly service from Reno-Lake Tahoe to Fresno International.
  • Southwest adding a fourth Las Vegas to Fresno Yosemite flight to their July 5-Sept. 5 schedule operating Sunday-Friday.
  • United Airlines resuming daily service between Fresno and Chicago operated with a mainline aircraft starting June 3.
  • Aeromexico increasing seat capacity to Guadalajara by operating daily flights from six days a week beginning June 14-Aug. 31, and twice daily service on Tuesdays through Aug. 31.
  • United Airlines increasing seat capacity to the Denver market by operating three daily flights from two and transitioning to a mainline aircraft on two of their three flights.
  • American Airlines increasing daily Dallas Fort Worth service to four flights from three.

More parking

New parking options are now available at Fresno Yosemite with the opening of the airport’s four-level garage. The new garage features more than 900 parking spaces, ADA accessible stalls, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, payment kiosks and is equipped with innovative Park Assist Technology.

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