RENO, Nev., Nov. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- aha!, powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines, announced nonstop service between Reno and Palm Springs, Calif. beginning January 3, 2022 – connecting the "Golf Capital of the World" and the "Biggest Little City in the World."
aha! will fly to Palm Springs International Airport three times a week with 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 regional jets. Palm Springs becomes the 10th city served with nonstop flights from aha!'s hub and home base at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
"The City of Palm Springs is delighted to welcome aha! to Palm Springs International Airport," said Mayor Christy Holstege. "Coachella Valley residents have long desired a direct flight to Reno/Tahoe during ski season – and the snowbirds up north have long appreciated our year-round sunshine. A big thank you to aha! for investing in PSP, America's best small resort airport."
Convenient Nonstop Flights + Less Travel Time = More Vacations and Trips The quick one hour and 35 minutes nonstop flight eliminates the need for time consuming connections at crowded hubs or a long drive giving travelers more time for adventure and less time traveling. Flights will operate each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday departing Palm Springs International Airport at 11:15 a.m. PT arriving in Reno-Tahoe at 12:50 p.m. PT. Return flights will depart Reno-Tahoe at 9:00 a.m. PT and arrive in Palm Springs at 10:35 a.m. PT.
"We are really excited to provide Palm Springs residents the opportunity to take short, spontaneous trips to Reno and Lake Tahoe without the hassle of multiple airport layovers," said ExpressJet's CEO Subodh Karnik. "aha!'s nonstop flight from Reno to Palm Springs will also be a boon to incoming tourists, who will have extra time for Palm Spring's golf, museums and cultural events."
100 Free Tickets to Celebrate aha's 10th Announced Nonstop City aha! Is giving one free ticket to the first 100 customers that book a flight between Reno-Tahoe and Palm Springs. Travelers can use promo-code WELCOME2PSP to receive the $0 base fare on travel through January 31, 2022 (available for purchase through 11:59pm on November 7, 2021 and while supplies last. Other restrictions apply).
Special Introductory $49* Fares In addition to the ticket giveaway, aha! is offering an introductory, limited-time launch fare of $49 each way* until December 31, 2021. Book atwww.flyaha.comor through the aha! contact center 775-439-0888.
"We are excited to see this new flight into PSP and look forward to welcoming Reno-Tahoe visitors to soak in our year-round sunshine and experience world renowned signature events in Greater Palm Springs," said Colleen Pace, Visit Greater Palm Springs Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.
aha! current and announced flights are:
Pasco/Tri Cities, Wash (operating)
Bakersfield, Calif (operating)
Medford/Ashland, Ore. (operating)
Eugene/Springfield, Ore, (operating)
Ontario/Los Angeles, Calif. (November 4, 2021)
Redmond/Bend, Ore. (November 5, 2021)
Eureka/Arcata, Calif. (November 9, 2021)
Fresno/Yosemite, Calif. (November 10, 2021)
Spokane, Wash. (December 15, 2021)
Palm Springs, Calif (January 3, 2022)
About aha! aha! is a leisure brand of ExpressJet Airlines. aha! seeks to provide travelers in smaller communities, many who have seen air service reduced over the past decade through airline mergers, with convenient, short, nonstop flights to high-quality destinations like the Reno-Lake Tahoe region. In addition to offering value-priced, nonstop flights, aha! will soon partner with resorts, casinos and attractions to "bundle" value-priced vacation packages.
About ExpressJet Airlines ExpressJet Airlines is the union of Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Continental Express and operates Embraer ERJ145 regional jet aircraft. Over its 35-year history, ExpressJet has operated most Embraer and Bombardier airplanes from bases across the continental United States to cities in North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. ExpressJet is majority owned by KAir Enterprises with United Airlines holding a minority interest.
Introductory Fare Sale *Introductory, limited time $49 airfare is one-way and includes taxes, carrier charges & government fees. Must be purchased by December 1, 2021 and travel completed by February 11, 2022. Travel dates and fares are limited. Note that additional fees apply for call center bookings, baggage, etc. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply. Not valid on previously purchased itineraries. See www.flyaha.com for full details of fare, restrictions, and charges.
Ticket Giveaway $0 base fare tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm on November 7, 2021 and travel completed by January 31, 2022. A total of 100 tickets are available at the $0 fare and the number of seats available on each flight are limited. Customer is responsible for paying government-imposed taxes and fees, such as 9/11 security fee and Passenger Facility Charges (PFC), and well as other service fees such as for checked baggage. Fare rules are subject to change without notice. Not valid on previously purchased itineraries. $0 tickets may only be purchased at www.flyaha.com and are not available when calling the call center.