UPDATE: Sunday, 10:00am
RENO, Nev. -- Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is running smoothly, but some flights are still being impacted by yesterday's crash in San Francisco. A handful of Sunday flights to San Francisco have already been canceled.
Airport spokeswoman Heidi Jared says about four flights were canceled as of Sunday morning, mostly United flights.
Additionally, all flights out of Reno are near full and flights from Reno to the Bay Area have every seat taken. Passengers should be prepared for crowded flights.
RENO, Nev. -- Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is open and fully operational, but flights and passengers are affected in a number of ways as a result of the crash of a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco.
Airport spokeswoman Heidi Jared tells KOLO 8 News Now all flights not connected to SFO are landing and taking off. However, many flights into and out of SFO have been halted; so, passengers scheduled to fly from Reno to San Francisco and passengers scheduled to fly from San Francisco to Reno were grounded for half of the day.
Additionally, four flights scheduled to land at SFO were diverted to Reno, including one flight originating here in Reno and another flight that started in Chicago.
Jared emphasizes, due to already near-full flights related to several Reno-area events and the holiday weekend, all flights to and from the Bay Area Sunday and Monday will likely be completely full. As always, she suggests checking with airlines before going to the airport for a flight or to drop off or pick up passengers.