Reno Tahoe International Airport hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic Bridget Chavez, KOLO-ABC Reno · April 2, 2020 at 2:30 am A normally bustling Reno Tahoe International Airport is now deserted because of the coronavirus outbreak. “It’s just quiet and it’s almost like a ghost town of an airport right now,” Brian Kulpin, spokesperson for the airport, said. Kulpin said typically there are up to 8,000 passengers per day but now they’re down to just 731. He added that multiple flights have been canceled and there are only about 20 aircraft flying in and out of Reno Tahoe. “It’s tough for everyone in this industry right now, but then it makes it tough on the community because we generate $3.2 billion a year,” Kulpin said.