Category Archives: aha!

aha! announces nonstop flights to Santa Rosa from Reno-Tahoe hub

aha!, powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines, announced nonstop service between Reno and Santa Rosa, Calif. beginning July 14, 2022 – connecting the urban heart of the wine country and the “Biggest Little City in the World.”

aha! will fly to the Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport two times a week with 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets. With the addition of Santa Rosa aha! will serve 10 cities with nonstop flights from its hub and home base at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

The quick 57-minute nonstop flight gives travelers more time for adventure and less time traveling. Flights will operate each Thursday and Sunday departing Reno Tahoe International Airport at 3:40 p.m. PT arriving at Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport at 4:37 p.m. PT. Return flights will depart Santa Rosa at 5:15 p.m. PT and arrive in Reno-Tahoe at 6:12 p.m. PT.

Presently aha! connects nine markets to its hub in Reno-Tahoe: Bakersfield, Fresno, Ontario and Palm Springs, Calif.; Eugene/Springfield, Medford/Ashland and Redmond/Bend, Ore.; and Pasco/Tri Cities and Spokane, Wash.

aha! starts Reno – Palm Springs flights

aha!, powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines, flew its inaugural nonstop flight (above and below) to Reno on Jan. 3, 2022. The inaugural flight begins aha! service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport.

Flight Schedule
Flights will operate each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday departing Palm Springs International Airport at 11:05 a.m. PT arriving in Reno-Tahoe at 12:40 p.m. PTReno to Palm Springs flights depart at 8:40 a.m. PT and arrive at 10:15 a.m. PT.

aha! adds Spokane, will add Palm Springs on January 3, 2022

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2021

aha! powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines is excited to become part of the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region with its inaugural nonstop flight to Reno on December 15, 2021. The inaugural flight begins aha! service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Spokane International Airport.

Flight Schedule
Through Jan. 3, 2021, flights operate each Monday, Wednesday and Friday departing Spokane International Airport at 3:15 p.m. PT arriving in Reno-Tahoe at 5:14 p.m. PT. Reno to Spokane flights depart at 12:25 p.m. PT and arrive at 2:24 p.m. PT. Beginning Jan. 6, flights will operate each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday departing Spokane at 2:55 p.m. and arriving Reno at 4:54 p.m. Return flights will depart Reno at 12:05 p.m. and arrive Spokane at 2:04 p.m.

In other news, aha! has extended its bookable flight schedule through May 31, 2022.

aha logo square-b204d442aha! current route system includes three weekly flights between Reno-Tahoe and:

  • Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Eugene/Springfield, Ore.
  • Eureka/Arcata, Calif.
  • Fresno/Yosemite, Calif.
  • Medford/Ashland, Ore.
  • Ontario/Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Pasco/Tri-Cities, Wash.
  • Redmond/Bend, Ore.

Future aha! scheduled flights will include:

  • Spokane, Wash. (begins Dec. 15, 2021)
  • Palm Springs, Calif. (begins Jan. 3, 2022)

aha! plans to announce service to additional cities in 2022 offering travelers in the western United States the opportunity to enjoy exciting, short vacations to Reno and Lake Tahoe.

The quick, nonstop flights aboard ExpressJet 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 regional jets.

Top Copyright Photo: aha! – ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N839HK (msn 14500829) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 956014.

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aha! completes its first month of service to its initial eight cities

aha! made this announcement:

aha!, powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines officially took flight last month with a nonstop flight to Pasco/Tri-Cities, Wash., the first of eight new destinations serviced by the carrier. This month the airline surpassed 100 flights, connecting these smaller, under-serviced airports throughout the western U.S. to its hub in Reno-Tahoe.

Of the ten announced markets, aha! now serves eight communities three times a week with 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 regional jets.

Nonstop flights now in service

  • Pasco/Tri-Cities, Wash., operating Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Bakersfield, Calif., operating Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Medford/Ashland, Ore., operating Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Eugene/Springfield, Ore., operating Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Ontario, Calif., operating Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Redmond/Bend, Ore., operating Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Eureka/Arcata, Calif., operating Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Fresno, Calif., operating Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Nonstop service will also begin on Dec. 15 to Spokane, Wash. and on Jan. 3, 2022 to Palm Springs. In the coming months, aha! plans to reach more than 20 destinations in the western United States.

aha! inaugurates nonstop flights from Ontario to Reno/Tahoe

aha! powered by ExpressJet Airlines is excited to become part of the Inland Empire/Ontario, Calif. community with its inaugural nonstop flight to Reno on Nov. 4. The inaugural flight begins aha! service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Ontario International Airport.

Flight Schedule

Flights will operate each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday departing Ontario at 4 p.m. arriving at Reno-Tahoe at 5:28 p.m. Reno to Ontario flights depart at 1:35 p.m. and arrive at 3:03 p.m.

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aha! announces nonstop flights to Palm Springs from Reno-Tahoe

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.

aha! current and announced flights are:

  1. Pasco/Tri Cities, Wash (operating)
  2. Bakersfield, Calif (operating)
  3. Medford/Ashland, Ore. (operating)
  4. Eugene/Springfield, Ore, (operating)
  5. Ontario/Los Angeles, Calif. (November 4, 2021)
  6. Redmond/Bend, Ore. (November 5, 2021)
  7. Eureka/Arcata, Calif. (November 9, 2021)
  8. Fresno/Yosemite, Calif. (November 10, 2021)
  9. Spokane, Wash. (December 15, 2021)
  10. Palm Springs, Calif (January 3, 2022)

aha! inaugurates its Reno-Tahoe hub with a nonstop flight to Pasco/Tri-Cities, WA

aha!, powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines, on October 24 inaugurated nonstop service to Pasco/Tri-Cities, Washington. This is the first of eight nonstop aha! flights to smaller western U.S. cities from aha!’s hub and home base at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

aha! launches Reno-Tahoe to Bakersfield, California today (October 25). Other nonstop flights, from Reno-Tahoe, follow in quick succession:

–        Pasco/Tri-Cities, Wash.        24-Oct-21
–        Bakersfield, Calif.                 25-Oct-21
–        Medford/Ashland, Ore.         31-Oct-21
–        Eugene/Springfield, Ore.        1-Nov-21
–        Ontario, Calif.                          4-Nov-21
–        Redmond/Bend, Ore.             5-Nov-21
–        Eureka/Arcata, Calif.              9-Nov-21
–        Fresno/Yosemite, Calif.        10-Nov-21

aha! will serve each community three times a week with 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets. In the coming months, aha! plans to reach 20 western U.S. cities from Reno-Tahoe.

ExpressJet to relaunch operations as aha!

ExpressJet Airlines has announced its reboot with the launch of aha!, its “air-hotel-adventure” leisure brand.

Combining value-priced fares and nonstop flights, aha! will begin flying from its home base at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on October 24, 2021 to eight cities across the western United States.

aha! has chosen cities that do not currently have nonstop service to Reno-Tahoe, giving travelers access to convenient one-to-two hour nonstop flights to a world-renowned destination offering casino resorts, unique dining and outdoor adventure. The nonstop flight eliminates the need for time consuming connections at crowded hubs or long drives giving travelers more time for adventure and less time traveling making short, spontaneous vacations possible.

Flights from Reno-Tahoe:

  • Pasco/Tri-Cities, Wash.                              24-Oct-21
  • Bakersfield, Calif.                                        25-Oct-21
  • Medford/Ashland, Ore.                             31-Oct-21
  • Eugene/Springfield, Ore.                           1-Nov-21
  • Ontario, Calif.                                               4-Nov-21
  • Redmond/Bend, Ore.                                 5-Nov-21
  • Eureka/Arcata, Calif.                                  9-Nov-21
  • Fresno/Yosemite, Calif.                              10-Nov-21

aha! will serve each community three times a week with 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 regional jets. In the coming months, aha! plans to reach more than 20 destinations, from Reno-Tahoe, in the western United States.

New aha! Brand Offers Travelers More Leisure Options

aha! is the “air-hotel-adventure” leisure brand of ExpressJet Airlines, designed for travelers to enjoy Reno-Tahoe’s regional bounty—including exciting casino resorts and live entertainment, a diverse art and dining scene, and the world-class ski-golf-outdoor activities around Lake Tahoe, North America’s largest alpine lake. Thrill seekers can also take in exciting shows and annual events including Burning Man, Hot August Nights, Reno Rodeo, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event, National Championship Air Races, Great Reno Balloon Races, Lake Tahoe Snowfest, and more.

aha! is powered by ExpressJet Airlines, which has operated reliable air services to hundreds of smaller cities in the United States for 35 years.