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Medical Examiner identifies teen who died on flight

Zachary Bisiar, 16, died of a rare disease during a flight from Seattle to Atlanta diverted to Spokane on Saturday, the Spokane County Medical Examiner reported.


Delta Air Lines flight forced to land when teenage passenger dies

A Delta flight from Seattle to Atlanta was forced to land in Spokane after a 16-year-old passenger suddenly died.


Mayor David Condon’s Airport Board nominee withdraws

A businessman nominated for a seat on the Spokane Airport Board has withdrawn after questions arose over his $1,800 contribution to Mayor David Condon’s 2015 re-election campaign just a day …


Getting There: Spokane airport buys land near future runway

Spokane International Airport is expanding its land holdings to the southwest with the acquisition of 844 acres of unimproved land off the end of a future runway. Louisa Mager of …


Getting There: STA to launch bus clad in stars and stripes

Spokane Transit Authority is celebrating Veterans Day today in the best way it knows how: rolling out a new version of the red, white and blue bus. “This was initiated …


Record snowfall recorded Tuesday in Spokane

The National Weather Service reports 1.9 inches of snow fell Tuesday at Spokane International Airport. That total broke a daily record set in 1947. Wet and dreary conditions are expected …


Getting There: Airport Drive has new walking trail, landscaping

The drive into Spokane International Airport has become much greener in the past two years. The airport is in the middle of a three-year effort to install huge new beds …


Getting There: Spokane will host forum on coal port

The coal terminal debate returns to Spokane on Sept. 25, when three government agencies will host a scoping meeting for an environmental impact statement on a proposed coal port at …


Getting There: Spokane airport to offer quicker screenings

Spokane International Airport is among 60 airports around the country that will offer an expedited passenger screening process for pre-approved travelers. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced last week a …


TSA offers assistance to passengers during screening process

Jose Gutierrez, a blind U.S. Army veteran from Puerto Rico, didn’t worry about getting through airport security during a visit to Spokane last month. He took advantage of a special …


Getting There: FAA grant will fund new airport fire station

Spokane International Airport last week announced it has received a $7 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new aircraft rescue and firefighting facility. The grant comes …


Getting There: Spokane Airport offering patrons air mile rewards

Frequent fliers in the Inland Northwest can now bump up their airline mileage accounts by joining Spokane International Airport’s new customer rewards program. Airport officials last week announced that enrolled …


Spokane Airport dedicates snow-removal facility

Even though temperatures were in the 80s on Wednesday, Spokane International Airport officials were talking about snow. The airport hosted a dedication ceremony for its new $7.5 million snow-removal facility.


Spokane Airport taxiways being rebuilt

Spokane International Airport taxiways are being rebuilt over the next two years, in part to give arriving planes quicker access to terminals. The work on the $15.7 million project starts …


Crews respond to mock air disaster

Steady rain and a southwest wind Thursday gave a feel of reality to a mock airplane accident at Spokane International Airport. “It’s a miserable day, but that’s when these things …


Spokane airport might add terminal if growth continues

A new airport costing $250 million or more might be in the region’s future, a 20-year master plan for Spokane International Airport says. But Airport Director and CEO Larry Krauter …


Clark: Volunteer shows true hospitality

Tom Summerson, aka “Mr. Hospitality,” credits a “love of aviation” when I ask what motivated him to become an award-winning champion for Spokane. Uh-uh.


Getting There: Airport bringing new plan to public

Growth at Spokane International Airport for the next 20 years is going to be guided by a new master plan, which the public can weigh in on this week. Airport …


Cargo pilot who overshot Spokane airport convicted of flying while intoxicated

A cargo pilot who overshot the Spokane airport by 50 miles last year, then lined up on the wrong runway during his approach, has been convicted in federal court of …


Spokane Airports leading legal challenge against FAA closures

Spokane Airports is at the forefront of an expanding legal challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to close the Felts Field air control tower and 148 others at small …


Local air traffic operations face cuts

Federal budget cuts that went into effect last week could result in closure of the Felts Field air traffic control tower and elimination of the tower night shift at Spokane …


Federal cuts could close Felts air traffic tower

Federal budget cuts that went into effect last week could result in closure of the Felts Field air traffic control tower and elimination of the tower night shift at Spokane …


Delta will offer direct flights to L.A. from Spokane

Nonstop service to Los Angeles is returning to Spokane International Airport. Delta Air Lines officials Tuesday announced that the airline will begin direct service to LAX starting June 10.


City draws map of pot areas

Spokane leaders on Tuesday got a glimpse of where the first pot for recreational use might be grown or sold legally within city limits. The map is heavily dominated by …


First nonstop flight to Hawaii departs Saturday

Allegiant Air couldn’t have picked a better time of year to kick off its new nonstop service from Spokane to Honolulu. People of the Inland Northwest are pretty much tired …


Horizon Air unveils maintenance hangar

Horizon Air and Spokane International Airport have teamed up to turn a 1940s-era hangar into a new overnight maintenance shop for the airline. Horizon anticipates the $1.9 million project will …


One dead following crash near Spokane airport

Spokane police say one man is dead following a crash near the Spokane International Airport tonight. Spokane International Airport and Spokane police officers responded to a two-vehicle collision at the …


Getting There: Airport devotes lot to drivers with phones

Drivers picking up someone at Spokane International Airport have a new amenity to make the trip easier. The airport last month opened a free new parking lot along West Airport …


Lallier, veterans given tribute at Spokane airport

Bud Inslee, of Connell, Wash., sat in a crowd at Spokane International Airport Wednesday morning waiting for his Honor Flight to board. He had the gleam of a man looking …


Former railroad span now links office park, Centennial Trail

Bill Kessler, of Spokane, has a new shortcut to get to the Centennial Trail. Kessler, who travels on foot, was heading to a ballgame Friday at Mission Park when he …