February 19, 2009 in Region

Moses Lake regains commercial air service

Associated Press

MOSES LAKE — Commercial air service is returning to Moses Lake after a two-year hiatus.

Representatives of the Port of Moses Lake, the Grant County Economic Development Council and the Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce announced the move Tuesday.

As of June, SkyWest Airlines of St. George, Utah, operating as United Express, plans to fly twice daily between Grant County International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Commercial air service to Moses Lake ended in 2007 when Big Sky Airlines of Billings, Mont., withdrew after six years because the company was losing money. Big Sky went out of business the next year. Horizon Air previously flew to Moses Lake from 1985 to 2001.

Promoters say 108 businesses pledged $517,500 to attract SkyWest.

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