Reno-Tahoe International Airport held its inaugural Alaska Airlines flight from Reno to San Jose on Monday.
Organizers say having a non-stop connection will help boost northern Nevada's economic potential.
"We're not just a leisure destination, we're also a business destination so you have to be connected to markets like San Jose so we're really excited to have this for economic development. Two flights, 70 seats a piece vital connections for us," says Reno-Tahoe International Airport spokesman Brian Kulpin.
The airport says it's important for Nevadans to use the new flights to encourage more to come to Reno-Tahoe's airport in the future.
Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki says as the airport expands its flights it'll help boost the silver state's economy.
"Those that are engaged in logistics, business and transportation, manufacturing, the business to business kind of economy, this airport is just a critical tool, and this is one more piece of their success story and one more thing that will create jobs going forward," says Lt. Gov. Krolicki.
The new flights to San Jose are also the most efficient way to go from Reno to Hawaii in only six hours.