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United Airlines Expands Reno to Houston Nonstop Flights

United Airlines and Reno-Tahoe International Airport have announced they will expand nonstop flights between Reno and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports both said Friday the nonstop flights would be expanded into a daily, year-round service.

Officials said the expansion was a big win for an airport that saw a reduction in flights during the recession as its passenger numbers plummeted. The expanded Houston route also is seen by the airport as an important connection to destinations such as the eastern U.S., Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.

Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority president and CEO Marily Mora said United's new daily, year-round service is due to strong customer demand for non-stop service to the nation's fourth-largest city.

United Airlines is based in Chicago.

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