Tahoe Air was a United States airline founded by Mark Sando, who used Casino Express Airlines to fund their plane purchase, Tahoe Air offered flights directly out of South Lake tahoe, via the South Lake Tahoe Airport. Operations were planned with MD-80s, however, before any orders for MD-80s were made, operations began with a single Boeing 737-200, registered N233TM and operated by parent company Casino Express. The lone aircraft was painted in the Tahoe Air livery. Tahoe Air made its first flight to Los Angeles on June 25, 1999. On July 1, 1999, the airline started service to its second destination, San Jose, California. The carrier offered low fares in a 2-class cabin with inexpensive upgrades. By October 1999, the airline had ceased operations never having received any of the proposed aircraft. The demise of Tahoe Air also marked the end of airline service to Lake Tahoe, which has not seen an air carrier since.