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New airline aha! launches inaugural nonstop flight from Bakersfield to Reno-Tahoe

aha! ERJ145 aircraft

Route Map of first 8 cities that aha! will service with nonstop flights to Reno.

Convenient Nonstop Flights = More Vacations and Trips

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, U.S., October 26, 2021 / -- aha! powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines is excited to become part of the Bakersfield community with its inaugural nonstop flight to Reno on October 25. The inaugural flight begins aha! service from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Bakersfield three times weekly.

“We’re really excited to provide Bakersfield residents the opportunity to take short trips to Reno and Lake Tahoe without the hassle of a long drive or multiple airport stops and layovers,” said ExpressJet’s CEO Subodh Karnik. “aha!’s nonstop flight from Reno to Bakersfield will also be a boon to incoming tourists, who will have more time to enjoy the area’s great recreational, cultural and nature activities including the Bakersfield Museum of Art, the Buck Owens Crystal Palace, Kern River Canyon and year-round festivals and events.”

Flights will operate each Monday, Wednesday and Friday departing Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield at 5 p.m. PT arriving in Reno-Tahoe at 7:15 p.m. PT. The quick 1 hour and 15 minute nonstop flight eliminates the need for time consuming connections at crowded hubs or a long drive. Nonstop flights give travelers more time for adventure and less time traveling making short, spontaneous vacations possible. Return flights will operate on the same days, departing Reno-Tahoe at 3 p.m. PT and arriving in Meadows Field at 4:15 p.m. PT.

Other nonstop flights, from Reno-Tahoe, will 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

Special Introductory $49 Fares
aha! is offering an introductory, limited-time launch fare of $49 each way* until November 15th. Book at or through the aha! contact center 775-439-0888.

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.

Media Contact: (404-856-1601),

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.

Corporate Communications contact: 404-856-1600,

Introductory Fare Sale
*Introductory, limited time airfare prices are one-way and include taxes, carrier charges & government fees. Must be purchased by November 15, 2021 and travel completed by December 23, 2021. 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 for full details of fare, restrictions, and charges.

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