Fuel delivery issues may affect flights at Reno airport

Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority is alerting travelers that jet fuel supply issues may affect airline flight schedules or frequencies at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, according to a news release.
“With a perfect storm of factors affecting several airlines at airports in the western U.S., the RTAA is aware that fuel supply issues are also impacting airlines at RNO,” the release said.
“The high demand for air travel, a runway construction project at RNO, a lack of available space in the fuel pipeline and a shortage of fuel truck drivers are all contributing factors to the fuel issue.
“This could result in changes to some flights out of RNO and we recommend travelers check with their airline before arriving at the airport.”
The release also recommends travelers:
• Arrive at least two hours prior to the originally scheduled departure time
• Expedite the security screening process by emptying pockets, removing shoes, electronic devices, jackets, food, and liquids (not to exceed 3 oz.)
• Download boarding passes at home and keep cell phones charged for airline alerts


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