Tahoe Air

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Tahoe Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded June 1999
Ceased operations October 1999
Hubs South Lake Tahoe Airport
Frequent-flyer program Diamond Club
Fleet size 1
Destinations 3
Parent company TEM Enterprises Casino Express
Headquarters Elko, Nevada
Website http://www.raspberrymedia.com/clients/tahoe-air/diamond-club/index.html
Tahoe Air 737-200 in September 1999

Tahoe Air was a United States airline founded by Mark Sando, who used Casino Express Airlines to fund their plane purchase. Tahoe Air offered jet flights directly out of South Lake Tahoe via the South Lake Tahoe Airport.

Scheduled passenger service was planned to be operated with McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliners; however, before any orders for MD-80s were placed, operations began with a single Boeing 737-200 jet, 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 (LAX) on June 25, 1999. On July 1, 1999, the airline started service to its second destination, San Jose, California (SJC). The carrier offered low fares in a two class cabin with inexpensive upgrades. However, by October 1999, the airline had ceased operations never having received any of the proposed MD-80 aircraft. The demise of Tahoe Air also marked the end of airline service to Lake Tahoe, which has not seen scheduled passenger air carrier flights since.[citation needed]




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