SLT to LAX: 70 minutes |

SLT to LAX: 70 minutes

Tahoe Air Corp., one of the two companies awarded commercial flight permits for the Lake Tahoe Airport, announced Sunday it will begin scheduled flights to Los Angeles on June 25 and to San Jose, Calif. on July 1.

The daily, non-stop flights to Los Angeles are scheduled to depart the Lake Tahoe Airport at 10:50 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Flights to San Jose will depart twice daily at 8:30 a.m. and 5:10 p.m.

Allegiant Air, based out of Fresno, Calif., will begin service to Las Vegas and Burbank, Calif. from the Lake Tahoe Airport on Thursday.

“This is the most aggressive commercial airline service the Lake Tahoe Basin has seen in more than 20 years,” said Bruce Wetsel, chief executive officer of Tahoe Air Corp. “Market research from numerous sources indicates the demand is strong enough to support this level of service.”

Fares aboard the 110-seat Boeing 737 aircraft have not been announced but Tahoe Air said that prices will be competitive to fares in the Reno market. Also, the company said special promotions will be available to customers originating out of Tahoe.

Wetsel said Tahoe Air plans to have a link to the community which will be the chief difference when compared to airlines that have provided service at the Lake Tahoe Airport in the past.

“We are so confident and committed to the Tahoe markets that we have established our headquarters and reservations offices in the South Lake Tahoe area. In total 90 percent of our employees will be living in Tahoe by the time service begins. That makes Tahoe Air unlike any other air service project in the Tahoe markets,” he said. “We’re here to stay.”

The airport Master Plan allows 10 flights per day during peak season and eight flights per day during shoulder periods. The Tahoe Air jets have passed the noise standards for operation at Lake Tahoe Airport.

Tahoe Air Flight Schedule

Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles

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10:50 a.m. 11:59 a.m.

2 p.m. 3:09 p.m.

7:30 p.m. 8:39 p.m.

Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe

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7 a.m. 8:10 p.m.

12:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m.

3:40 p.m. 4:50 p.m.

Lake Tahoe to San Jose

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8:30 a.m. 9:14 a.m.

5:10 p.m. 5:54 p.m.

San Jose to Lake Tahoe

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9:45 a.m. 10:27 a.m.

6:25 p.m. 7:07 p.m.

Flights from Tahoe Air will be available for sale through travel agents, a toll-free number (888-TAHOEAIR) and its Web site at

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