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Article from BTNews 10 NOVEMBER 2014

Skiing in the States

In partnership with Ski Lake Tahoe, Thomas Cook Airlines has announced the UK’s first non-stop service, from Gatwick to Reno, Nevada, with the maiden flight 19 December 2015.  The programme  runs until 9 April 2016.

The twice weekly service to Reno from Gatwick, opening up a host of ski holidays for UK travellers, departs on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is one of the closest airports to major ski resorts in North America.  Passengers can see ski runs from the airport’s runways upon landing and it is a quick 45-minute to 1-hour drive from airport baggage claim to the ski lifts.

Christoph Debus, CEO, Thomas Cook Airlines, said: “It’s fantastic news that we’re able to offer skiers from the UK the first ever non-stop flights to Reno-Tahoe, opening Lake Tahoe as a real option for their winter break.  On top of our new routes to Miami and New York next summer and our brand new Premium cabin, we’re leading the way in offering a quality experience at great prices for the discerning traveller heading to the USA.”

An Airbus A330 will be used for the service featuring the brand new Premium cabin, with 49 seats in a 2+3+2 configuration, with more legroom and width.  The hand baggage allowance is 10kgs and with two 23kgs hold bags. Fast Track and an upgraded meal service are provided.  Flight time is around 10 hours.       www.thomascookairlines.com

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