Reno-Tahoe International Airport, in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), does not discriminate on the basis of disability in administration of its aviation-related programs and activities, and has a corporate commitment to provide equal traveling opportunities for the disabled traveling public, applicants, participants, beneficiaries, employees and other interested persons.
The traveling public and other persons as listed above who believe they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability, or have been denied access to services or accommodations required by law should contact the Reno-Tahoe International Airport ADA Coordinator and Chief Operating Officer at (775) 328-6400.
Wheelchair service at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is provided by the airlines through a company called Airserve. The airlines that serve Reno-Tahoe International ask that all departing passenger wheelchair requests be made at their ticket counter upon check-in. The airline will then contact Airserve and request that one of their staff meet the passenger at the ticket counter with a wheelchair. The Airserve representative will then be able to push the passenger to their flight gate.
Should a guest (non-passenger) wish to escort and/or push their party to the gate, the above procedure should be followed. In addition, the guest must ask the airline if they will provide them with a "gate/escort pass". (Passes are provided by the airline at their discretion to persons who are in possession of a government issued photo ID.)
If you need to find wheelchair assistance prior to arriving at the ticket counter, please "flag down" a skycap. They will attempt to page/call for a wheelchair on your behalf.
It is important to note that vehicles are not permitted to be left unattended at curbside. Someone must always remain with the vehicle and guests must be actively loading and unloading their vehicle while at the curb. Therefore, if there is only yourself and the passenger, we suggest parking your vehicle in our parking garage and helping your party to their airline check-in counter, where Airserve can assist you.
In addition, since wheelchair service at Reno-Tahoe International is provided by the airlines, the Airport Authority suggests contacting your air carrier directly for more specific information. Airline contact information can be found by visiting the Airlines page.
The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is very canine friendly. In fact, Reno-Tahoe International Airport is one of the few airports in the country that offers a Dog Park to four legged passengers. At the Gate K-9 Bark Park, dogs can run around, drink some water and take care of any necessary "doggie business" with mutt mitts provided. For more information on the airport's two Bark Parks, please go to Dog Park.
Phones are available for the hearing impaired at the airport Productivity Centers. These phones offer free local phone service and each location is ADA accessible.
For customer convenience, there are two Productivity Centers on the second floor. One is located on Concourse C across from Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub near Gate C1 and one is on Concourse B in the Gate B2 area. There is also a TTY/TDD phone located on the first floor of the terminal in Baggage Claim near the restrooms, across from carousel #5.
The Reno-Tahoe International Airport attempts to make parking easy for all of our guests, especially our disabled visitors. Therefore, we have a number of disabled parking spaces very close to the terminal building. The airport parking garage is located directly west of the terminal and has three levels. There are handicapped parking spaces located on each level close to the skywalk that leads to the terminal.
If you park on the ground level of the garage, the crosswalk leads across the street to the terminal main lobby. If you choose to park on the second or third level of the garage, you may use the elevator and the skywalk to take you across the street to the main lobby. Level one in the parking garage is for short term parking and levels two and three are for long term parking. There are 12 disabled parking spaces in the garage that are van accessible and the remaining 59 handicapped parking spaces are for regular size vehicles.
If someone is traveling with you, there are also two designated areas for disabled drop-off and pick-up at curbside. One is south of the skywalk and the other is just north of the skywalk. Someone must remain with the car at all times when using this special area and vehicles may not be left unattended for any reason.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers three "Family Restrooms" in the terminal building. There is one on each of the concourses, where the aircraft arrive and depart, and one next to the PGA TOUR Golf Shop in the Main Terminal Lobby. All of these restrooms are wheelchair accessible.