The much-anticipated flight to Reno direct from Guadalajara, Mexico was re-routed to Sacramento for international screening, because Customs and Border Patrol had not approved Reno’s arrival facilities.
The airport says the international landing rights have now been approved for flights to start arriving Friday. International departures weren't a problem. More than 50 passengers waited in line Tuesday for outbound tickets.
Among them Antonio Morillo who wants to visit family. He says he will fly twice as often now because direct service is more comfortable.
“This is kind of exciting, the first flight direct and always we get in trouble traveling with other lines and we gotta stop in somewhere else to get the other flight and it is kind of comfortable this way," Morillo says.
Reno airport managers say this international flight could have a $20 million dollar a year economic impact. The airport starts service to London next year for skiers and it's exploring service to Canada for miners.