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Airport master plan open house Tuesday

Spokane International Airport will unveil its master plan Tuesday at a three-hour open house that begins at 4 p.m. in the Double Tree Hotel, Spokane City Center.


Airport officials and consultants will be on hand to explain displays, maps and other information on short-, medium-, and long-terms plans that take development at the 5,400-acre West Plains site and associated structures out 30 years.


Passenger traffic is expected to double from three million in 2010 to six million by 2030. The plan considers how the airport will manage more passengers traveling longer distances, the timeline for new development, and potential funding sources.


The information will also be posted online at
Validated parking will be available at the Spokane Convention Center Garage. A second open house is scheduled for Aug. 9. A venue has not been selected.

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Bert Caldwell
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