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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 …


The Dirt: De Leon Foods leases Spokane Valley site

De Leon Foods, known for its north Spokane Mexican deli and grocery store, has leased space in Spokane Valley to open another outlet. De Leon Foods will expand into about …


Spokane airports have $791 million direct impact yearly, study finds

Spokane International Airport, along with the Airport Business Park and Felts Field, generates $791 million in direct economic impact a year, according to a new analysis commissioned by Spokane International …


TSA PreCheck popular with Spokane fliers

More than 3,700 Inland Northwest residents have been accepted for the speed lane at airport screening stations. The Transportation Security Administration has opened a new enrollment office at Spokane International …


Alaska Airlines announces Boise to Spokane flights

Alaska Airlines will be offering daily flights from Spokane to Boise starting Aug. 24, the company’s president said Wednesday before the Boise Chamber of Commerce.


Spokane airport offering customers courtesy car wash

You now have no excuse for leaving Spokane International Airport in a dirty car. The airport opened a courtesy car wash for people who park in one of the two …


Doug Clark: Treating Christmas fliers to random acts of kindness

Cathy Parker, of Wichita, Kansas, gave me one of those raised-eyebrow looks. You know, the kind you’d normally give to an intrusive panhandler, pushy politician or a sidewalk preacher who …


Aero-Flite moving four airplanes to West Plains, creating 50 new jobs

A company that flies and maintains tankers that fight wildfires around the country will make its new home at Spokane International Airport. Aero-Flite Inc. will move four airplanes from Arizona …


Delta Air Lines’ expansion brings more Spokane service

Delta Air Lines today is launching five new daily round-trip flights from Spokane and Seattle. It’s part of Delta’s ongoing expansion into Seattle and the Pacific Northwest market.


Spokane to host Cirrus aircraft seminar

Spokane did such a good job hosting a one-day fly-in for pilots last summer that a premier maker of small aircraft is planning to return next year. Cirrus Aircraft, of …


Doug Clark: Aunt’s moving photo captures soldier’s last homecoming

A picture’s worth has been appraised at a thousand words. But the photograph Lori Pence snapped of her nephew’s final homecoming speaks volumes. The mostly black-and-white photo shows a lone …


Taxiway upgrade to close Spokane airport’s main runway

Taxiway construction at Spokane International Airport has reached a stage at which the contractor needs to move into the main runway’s safety zone. As a result, the airport will close …


Work on U.S. 2 will affect traffic to, from airport

A repaving project on U.S. Highway 2 is moving to a critical stage this week with work on the interchange serving Spokane International Airport. Ramps near the airport will undergo …


UPDATED: Mon., June 2, 2014, 10:52 a.m.

Two-car collision blocks traffic near airport

Both eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 2 near the airport are blocked by a two-car collision requiring extrication, the Washington State Patrol said.


Delta to add Spokane-Seattle flights

Alaska Airlines will once again face competition for flights between Spokane and Seattle. Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it will add four departure and four return flights between the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 27, 2014, 1:52 p.m.

Delta adding four Spokane flights to Seattle

Delta Air Lines will add four daily flights to Seattle from Spokane starting Nov. 3.


Spokane airport upgrade continues with new fire station

A new fire station at Spokane International Airport is rising from the grassy flat southwest of the Alaska Airlines terminal. The $8 million project will replace the existing fire station …


Man arrested for making bomb threat at Spokane hotel

A hotel near the Spokane International Airport was cleared around 11 a.m. Tuesday after a man claimed his backpack contained a bomb, witnesses said. David James Maslo faces a felony …


Fed Ex plane lands safely after fire reported in the cargo hold

A Fed Ex DC-10 that took off from the Spokane International Airport Friday evening en route to Memphis, Tenn., turned back over Idaho when an alarm alerted the crew to …


Exotic Metals Forming Co. opening plant in Airway Heights

An aerospace company that manufactures parts for the aviation industry announced Thursday that it will bring a 150,000-square-foot plant to Airway Heights employing up to 150 people once it begins …


Getting There: TSA boss touts PreCheck screening program

The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration visited his officers at Spokane International Airport on Wednesday and used the occasion to promote the agency’s PreCheck program for passengers wanting …


Spokane airport sees flights drop in 2013; planes stay full

Spokane International Airport saw a small decrease in the number of passengers flying out of the city last year, but the decline may be due to cutbacks by airlines. Aircraft …


State pitches Spokane as site for Boeing 777X work

OLYMPIA – State to Boeing: How about building your new plane in Spokane? Low labor costs and short commute times mean the aerospace giant should consider building its newest jetliner …


Flight makes emergency landing at GEG after toddler suffers allergic reaction

A Delta flight from Vancouver, B.C., was forced to land in Spokane when a young child on board had an allergic reaction. The girl is recovering.


Spokane Fantasy Flight takes kids on journey to North Pole

When Emily Anne Benjamin, 9, flew over the Arctic on her way to Spokane from Germany last Saturday, she spotted blinking red lights and a polar bear. It disappeared in …


Spokane airport step closer to drawing maintenance facility

Spokane County commissioners moved one step closer on Tuesday to drawing a jetliner maintenance company to Spokane International Airport. The commissioners are poised to issue $19 million in tax-exempt bonds …


ATS considers leasing facility at Spokane airport for expansion of Boeing jetliner maintenance

Spokane International Airport is on the verge of landing a new employer that specializes in maintenance of Boeing jetliners. But it would need new facilities, and local officials are preparing …