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UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

Uber, Lyft not putting a dent into parking revenue at Spokane International

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are being welcomed at Spokane International Airport, where parking revenue has remained steady.

Spokane Airport eyeing major improvements

Spokane International Airport officials are considering a $110 million expansion and renovation in coming years.

Spokane and Walla Walla airports get federal grants for infrastructure needs

Airports in Spokane and Walla Walla received federal grants for improvements to rehabilitate runways, taxiways and lighting.

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:16 p.m.

Spokane County, City Hall announce ‘historic’ economic partnership with Spokane International Airport

The establishment of a new public development authority will allow both governments to work to recruit businesses at the West Plains regional transportation and economic hub without fear of competing …

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

American Airlines launches direct service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Spokane

American Airlines had a sold-out flight for its Wednesday launch of nonstop service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Spokane International Airport.

Finding her American father: Spokane woman meets her biological dad

Spokane resident Kim Loan Nguyen met her father for the first time Sunday through a program that helps Vietnamese Amerasians connect with their biological fathers.

United kicks off new flights to SF and Chicago

United Airlines on Thursday kicked off its first new flights to San Francisco and Chicago

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 8 p.m.

Spokane airport opposes privatizing air traffic control

Privatization of the nation’s air traffic control system was met Monday with skepticism in many quarters, including Spokane.

Five new nonstop flights to take off in Spokane this summer

Five new nonstop flights between Spokane International Airport and cities across the country take off this summer, beginning Sunday when Southwest Airlines launches daily service to San Diego. The seasonal …

UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 11 p.m.

Spokane Airport CEO sees problems with push for private air traffic control

A proposal to turn air traffic control over to the private sector would put Spokane International Airport at risk of reduced staffing and higher fees, airport CEO Larry Krauter said …

Spokane Airport changes luggage screening systems

Air travelers in Spokane are seeing changes in the way they check their bags at Concourse C

New flights boosting travel options at Spokane airport

Spokane air travelers will now have more options for getting to faraway locations

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

United Airlines to add Spokane service to Chicago, San Francisco

United Airlines will add new flights from Spokane to San Francisco and Chicago this summer.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Travel through Spokane Airport rises 3.2 percent in 2016

Travelers stepped on and off commercial planes 3.2 million times at Spokane International Airport last year, which was a 3.2 percent increase over 2015, year-end numbers show. That also was …

Weather forces delay in flight arrivals at Spokane airport

Closure of Spokane International Airport runways because of weather conditions has delayed several flights scheduled to arrive late Sunday night, according to the airport’s website. Southwest Flight 3518 from Oakland, …

Getting There: TSA is ready to help those with medical issues get to their planes

Airport security officers want people with medical issues to know they can get through security without embarrassment

Then and Now: Spokane International Airport

At first, Spokane’s new airport was a Depression-era economic development project. Spokane County eventually bought 2 square miles on the West Plains in 1938 for a “super-airport” to be known …

Getting There: Holidays to bring rush at Spokane airport

The upcoming holidays mark the busy season at Spokane International Airport

Park ‘N Jet succumbs to lower parking rates at Spokane International Airport

The Park ‘N Jet airport parking lot on Sunset Highway is closing up shop by the end of the month

Getting There: Spokane International Airport weather observers avoid cut

The FAA funding bill stops the termination of human weather observers at Spokane International Airport.

Spokane airport to see major traffic improvements

Spokane International Airport is about to undergo a major construction project on roads around the airport terminal

Warren Heylman’s architectural vision ‘all over’ Spokane

Unless you’re an architecture buff, you may not have heard of Warren Heylman, but you surely know his work. The Parkade, Spokane International Airport, the Spokane Regional Health Building. At …

Spokane airport undertakes mock crash exercise

Emergency responders are going to practice their skills in a mock airplane crash on Thursday at Spokane International Airport

FAA trying to cut weather observation jobs at Spokane airport

The FAA wants to cut weather observer jobs at the Spokane airport, but airport officials fighting against it amid safety concerns.

Getting There: American Airlines counter, terminal moving at Spokane airport

American Airlines is moving its ticket counter and gate to the C Concourse at Spokane International Airport

Spokane child pornography suspect booked flight to Kyrgyzstan prior to arrest

Federal authorities arrested Russian national Vladimir Popov, 44, after finding child pornography on a laptop he owned and discovering he booked a flight out of Spokane after being questioned.

Freezing rain that caused United flight to slide off tarmac expected again Wednesday

Spokane International Airport is temporarily closed after a United Airlines 737 slid off part of a runway in icy conditions.

Korean War soldier’s remains flown to Spokane for proper burial

U.S. Army Cpl. Donald Therkelsen died 62 years ago, 10 days before the Korean War armistice. The 23-year-old medic died two years after marrying his wife, Patricia, and three months …

Hoopfest 2015: 120 Sports, Desert Horse win men’s elite titles

A team of Northwestern University graduates lost their final game on Saturday so had to fight their way through eight grueling games under punishing conditions Sunday to defeat the defending …

Getting There: Spokane airport work will send planes over South Hill

Residents living on the South Hill of Spokane may be hearing a little more jet noise for the next several weeks. Spokane International Airport is closing its main runway, which …