Nevada-based Reno Air plans to add a third McDonnell Douglas MD-90 to its fleet in 1997, having inaugurated services with its first two MD-90s on 4 April.

Final negotiations over the third twinjet were under way on 2 April as Reno introduced its "Orange County Flyer" service to John Wayne Airport, California. The airline doubled its daily services from Orange County to 14 as a result of its MD-90 acquisition which enabled it to grab additional slots at the noise-sensitive airport.

Reno, which started in 1992 with one MD-80 and 150 staff, now operates 24 MD-80s and two MD-90s and has 1,600 employees.

Source: Flight International