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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 …


Commissioners consider new slate of jail options

Spokane County officials are reconsidering their 2010 choice to build a new jail at the Medical Lake interchange off Interstate 90. The selection of the Medical Lake site from among …


Pioneer family member dies at 95

James Patrick McGoldrick II – successful businessman, aviation leader and collector – died last week at age 95 in one of the boats he kept at his Pend Oreille River …


Spokane will lose SWA flights to Portland

Southwest Airlines is planning to drop its Spokane service to Portland starting Jan 6. The airline’s Spokane station manager, J.C. Evans, said the decision follows Southwest’s move to drop service …


Inaugural Plane Pull benefits the Special Olympics

They huffed and puffed, heaved and hoed. The men and women had a mighty task ahead of them: drag a Boeing 727 aircraft 12 feet down the tarmac.


Spokane lands Hawaii nonstop

Allegiant Air, a discount airline that serves mostly small to midsize cities, will begin weekly nonstop flights from Spokane to Honolulu in February. The once-per-week flight will leave on Saturday …


Airline announces weekly Spokane-Hawaii service

Allegiant Air, a discount airline that serves mostly small to midsized cities, will begin weekly nonstop flights from Spokane to Honolulu in February.


Getting There: Grant will help airport cut planes’ emissions

Spokane International Airport is getting green on the tarmac. The airport is undertaking a $2.8 million project to reduce exhaust emissions from aircraft and ground-based generators.


Gov. Jindal visits Spokane for McKenna fundraiser

The frontrunner to be the Republican nominee for Washington governor brought a GOP star to Spokane on Wednesday to help raise money for his campaign. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal – …


Cargo pilot indicted on drunken flying charge

A commercial cargo pilot was drunk when he landed a plane at the Spokane International Airport in April, federal prosecutors allege.


FedEx donates practice plane to Spokane airport

Spokane International Airport took possession Wednesday of a well-traveled Boeing 727-200 through a donation by its owner, FedEx Express. The plane will be moved to a corner of the airport …


FedEx 727 is gift for training

Spokane airport firefighters, other emergency responders and college students are soon going to have a large jet aircraft to use for training. FedEx Express is donating the airframe of one …


Giant cargo jet over Spokane was a 747-8F

That gigantic jet flying over Spokane today and yesterday was a Boeing 747-800 being prepped for delivery to Luxembourg.


Congress passes bill reauthorizing FAA spending

Approval Monday of legislation to reauthorize spending by the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to bring more than $40 million in investment for Spokane International Airport and Felts Field over …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2012, 4:29 p.m.

Snow warning upgraded by Weather Service

The National Weather Service has upgraded its snow advisory to winter storm warning for the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas after heavier-than-expected snow arrived today. Elsewhere, freezing rain in Washington …


Getting There: Leaders work to draw companies to West Plains

Local leaders hope that a sprawling new Caterpillar Logistics plant on the West Plains is the first in a series of new business arrivals near the airport. Vacant land surrounding …


Votes usher in new power

There’s a new majority in town. The Spokane City Council’s new, more conservative majority flexed its muscle in its first meeting of the year on Monday when it voted 4-2 …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 22, 2011, 8:07 a.m.

Hydraulic leak prompts United flight to land in Spokane

A United Airlines flight made an unscheduled stop in Spokane due to a hydraulic fluid leak Wednesday night, leaving the 157 passengers bound for Portland to spend the night here.


Two aviation service companies to be sold

A Denver company is buying two Spokane aviation service companies and will combine them into a single operation. Ross Aviation is acquiring XN Air and Spokane Airways; both are located …


County to decide on property tax hike

County commissioners considered a tax increase Tuesday and adopted an interim zoning ordinance they hope will lure a Boeing manufacturing plant. The zoning ordinance would raise the height limit in …


Emotional crowd welcomes WWII veterans home from D.C. visit

Bill Osterman, one of 26 World War II veterans who flew to Washington, D.C., over the weekend, got a welcome-home celebration at the Spokane International Airport that brought tears to …


Briefcase

Freight up at airport, passengers down Traffic at Spokane International Airport was down in September following a reduction in the number of flights and available seats through Spokane.