Stories tagged: Spokane International Airport
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection aims to utilize facial recognition at 20 major international airports on 16,300 flights per week by 2021. The technology is already being used at 17 …
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
Eight people have been arrested this year at Spokane International Airport for trying to bring a gun on an airplane.
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
After decades as Spokane’s low-profile neighbor, the West Plains is suddenly in the spotlight for employment, population growth and commercial development. Rapid development, bringing at least 2,000 new jobs, will …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
More Spokane travelers are taking flight from Spokane than ever, according to Spokane International Airport, which is reporting a 12.6 percent increase in passenger activity in 2018, with passengers totaling …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:47 p.m.
Spokane International Airport reported business as usual, despite a record number of TSA screener sickouts nationally, stemming from the partial government shutdown which began a month ago.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:55 p.m.
A United Airlines jet that took off Friday morning from Spokane struck a bird and then faced visibility problems at the airport that prompted the pilots to divert to Seattle, …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7:14 a.m.
The effects could be felt beyond the roughly 6,100 federal employees who live and work in the Spokane metro area and North Idaho.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 11:21 p.m.
New Year’s Day begins under partly cloudy skies and temperatures hovering around 30 degrees in Spokane, the National Weather Service predicted.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
Next time you’re at the Spokane International Airport, you might see people in lilac suit coats helping direct passengers through security. The airport has hired “passenger assistants” to help inexperienced …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
Air travelers are flowing in and out of Spokane International Airport at a pace previously unseen in history as the economy remains strong and new nonstop flights give commuters more …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Spokane county, city and airport officials are building a $2 million short-line rail on the West Plains with hopes it can help attract more aerospace and manufacturing companies.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
Here are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ recent bills that became law and her votes on high-profile legislation
The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
A blanket of fog over the Seattle area was blamed for multiple flights being diverted to the Spokane International Airport, causing delays Friday for local takeoffs.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
A defense attorney said a man charged with first-degree murder in northern Idaho shouldn’t face the death penalty due to his young age.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, noon
Alaska Airlines on Tuesday begins direct service from Spokane to San Diego.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
A 109-room, $10 million Springhill Suites hotel will be built near the Spokane International Airport, according to city permit records.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
South Hill residents will notice more flights over their neighborhood through the end of September.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 7 a.m.
During a recent interview, Spokane Airports CEO Larry Krauter discussed baseball, airline speed dating and wristwatches.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
Frontier Airlines starts nonstop service between Spokane to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport on Monday afternoon with a flight to the Nevada city.
Sun., July 29, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Amazon roll-out in Spokane follows growth in Prime subscriptions; among 7 fulfillment centers announced this year
Amazon’s desire to be closer to your doorstep is behind the company’s plans for a massive distribution center near the Spokane International Airport.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Online retail giant Amazon is now officially putting down roots in Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
After months of speculation, Amazon confirmed it’s the entity behind a huge warehouse planned near Spokane International Airport.
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
Responding to record rapid growth, the Spokane International Airport is expanding its parking by nearly 1,300 spaces.
UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Additional security checkpoint lane at Spokane airport designed to accommodate increase in travelers
At ease, summer flyers. There’s a brand new fifth lane for security at the Spokane International Airport.
Thu., June 14, 2018, 6:40 p.m.
Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that it will offer nonstop flights daily between Spokane and San Diego beginning this fall.
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Beginning in August, Frontier Airlines will offer twice weekly, nonstop service to Las Vegas from Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Spokane International Airport officials have announced installation over the next two weeks of new overhead signs on Airport Drive, both inbound and outbound the next two weeks. The work will …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
An unnamed company has submitted conceptual plans for a huge warehouse near the Spokane International Airport. An Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment Thursday on whether the e-commerce giant was checking …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
On Wednesday, Spokane participated in Tranquil Terminus, a drill to test a nationwide system. It’s the first federal exercise to simulate moving multiple patients with highly infectious diseases around the …