In the mid 1950s, a small Chamber of Commerce representing Truckee’s business owners was eager to have a modern airport that would bring tourists to the area. By 1958, the Truckee Tahoe Airport District (TTAD) was formed. A group of local businessmen spent their own time and money to obtain federal and state funding in order to build a runway and terminal building, and buy property surrounding the Airport. They had a vision that air travel would become vital to a thriving community. Nearly 50 years later, not only is Truckee Tahoe Airport a community center, but it serves as a base for law enforcement aircraft in local highway patrol and sheriff’s departments, and for the California Department of Forestry’s fire spotting patrols after thunderstorms. Major airport improvements have been paid for by federal and California State grants. Since 1991, TTAD has received $8 million in federal grants to maintain and enhance the Airport’s infrastructure.
Recent times have seen more business aircraft fly into the Truckee Tahoe Airport. In the last decade, Truckee/North Lake Tahoe has become a world-class destination, and with that has come growth and prosperity. Tahoe Truckee Airport now sees some of the world’s premier private jet charter services which offer luxury, quality, and top-rated safety to celebrities, heads of state, CEOs and other discerning travelers who demand it. Chartered jets mean more flexibility and more resources for your trip to Tahoe. Understanding that every trip and every passenger is unique, charters strive to ensure that your travel experience is catered to your needs and desires, from meals to baggage requirements to schedules. Let’s take a look at a few of the options currently available to TTAD today:
Just as the founders of Truckee Tahoe Airport District had dreamed, our local airport is a vital transportation link for residents, visitors, and businesses, and it provides critical air access for emergency and government services. Truckee Tahoe Airport is a measure of our community’s prosperity and wellbeing, and continues to be an integral part of its bright future.