Reno included as a “Best New Focus City” nominee thanks to the launch of ExpressJet’s leisure brand, aha!
RENO, Nev. — With the launch of aha!, ExpressJet’s leisure brand, Reno is a nominee in the “Best New Focus City” category for the 2022 Cranky Network Awards.
Combining value-priced fares and nonstop flights, aha! began flying last October from its home base at Reno-Tahoe International Airport to an initial eight cities. The airline currently serves 10 markets from its Reno-Tahoe hub and plans to reach more than 20 destinations in the western United States in the coming months.
“We’re thrilled that crankyflier.com has nominated aha!’s focus city at Reno Tahoe International Airport,” said Tim Sieber, head of ExpressJet’s aha! business unit. “The airport and Reno community have been great partners — not the least bit cranky — and we’re all smiles about expanding our reach from RNO during 2022.”
Reno also received a mention in the “Most Clever Flight Number” category for Alaska Airlines flight 777 from Reno to Seattle.
The annual Cranky Network Awards presented by Ontario International Airport, were created by Cranky Flier, LLC to recognize excellence in network achievement. Brett Snyder’s crankyflier.com is recognized as one of the airline industry’s top blogs since it first launched in 2006, averaging more than 40,000 users per month within and around the airline industry.
This year’s Cranky Network Awards winners will be announced during a livestream from the University Club in Pasadena, Calif. On February 24 at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET.
For more information on the Cranky Network Awards, visit crankyflier.com. For more information on aha! or to book a flight, visit www.flyaha.com or call 775-439-0888.
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. www.flyaha.com
About ExpressJet Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines operates Embraer ERJ145 regional jet aircraft and has more than 40 years of experience as a regional airline. ExpressJet operates its leisure brand aha!, which provides travelers in smaller communities with convenient, short, nonstop flights to high-quality destinations like the Reno-Lake Tahoe region. The company is expanding its service with specialty charter flights and additional future routes. ExpressJet is majority owned by KAir Enterprises with United Airlines holding a minority interest. www.expressjet.com