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Spokane airport ranks second for on-time departure

Spokane International Airport had the second-best on-time departure record among all U.S. airports in 2009, according to Airports Council International. Only Portland International Airport had a better record, airport Manager …


Spokane airport ranks second for on-time departures

Spokane International Airport had the second-best on-time departure record among all U.S. airports in 2009, according to Airports Council International.


Work begins on hangar

The groundbreaking Friday for an Associated Painters hangar fulfilled a vision President Rod Friese said he has nurtured since he and wife, Dawn, purchased the Everett company 15 years ago. …


Claim against airport submitted to mediator

Spokane International Airport and the parent of Spokane Airways have agreed to submit a three-year-old dispute to Seattle-based mediator Tom Harris. RMA Inc. sued the airport for improperly condemning six …


Work extends runway, expands flight options

Construction crews are back at work at Spokane International Airport this month on a multi-year program to upgrade runways, aprons and taxiways. The largest project is a 2,000-foot extension of …


Southwest canceling more flights this morning

Southwest Airlines canceled five flights into and out of Spokane this morning after visibility conditions dropped for use of the cross-wind runway at Spokane International Airport.


Flights canceled by work, weather

A combination of snow and runway construction Monday forced Southwest Airlines to cancel six flights into and out of Spokane International Airport because its pilots lack certification to land on …


Combined factors lead Southwest to cancel flights

Six Southwest Airlines flights into and out of Spokane International Airport this morning were canceled after a combination of poor visibility and construction forced the airline to not land in …


Airport company will stay but limit services to fuel

Felts Field Aviation Inc. will provide fuel service at Felts Field, the general aviation airport in Spokane Valley, for another year.


Air passengers face new explosives test

Get ready for the bomb swab. The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that passengers at Spokane International Airport can expect new security measures on their way to departing flights.


Felts Field operator since 1976 to quit

Felts Field Aviation Inc. will cease most operations at Spokane’s general aviation airport by April 1. In a statement released Wednesday, the company said it has been unable to negotiate …


TSA using hand swabs to test for explosives

Get ready for the bomb swab. The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that passengers at Spokane International Airport can expect new safety measures while attempting to get through security on …


In brief: Gunman fires shots into apartment

Police continue to search for a gunman who fired a shot through an apartment wall Saturday in Spokane Valley that struck the metal post of the bed where a 3-year-old …


Garco to build new painting hangar

Garco Construction will begin work next month on a hangar at Spokane International Airport big enough to accommodate two 737 aircraft in need of a tune-up and paint job. The …


New 787 Dreamliner touches down in Spokane

A Boeing 787 touched down at Spokane International Airport briefly Monday, airport spokesman Todd Woodard said.


Airport razing of buildings triggers claims

Spokane Airways will file claims Monday against Spokane International Airport, Spokane County and the city of Spokane for between $4 million and $8 million, attorney Bill Symmes Sr. said Friday. …


Stimulus paves the way

For Spokane International Airport Director Neal Sealock, a Wednesday afternoon news conference showcased a rebuilt tarmac. For Sen. Patty Murray, “It was nice to be standing on some economic recovery …


Airport unveils asphalt, expects full-body scanners

For Spokane International Airport Director Neal Sealock, a Wednesday afternoon news conference showcased a rebuilt tarmac. For Sen. Patty Murray, “It was nice to be standing on some economic recovery …


Terrorist attempt likely won’t affect “passenger experience” in Spokane

Increased security in response to the attempted terrorist bombing of a plane landing in Detroit likely won’t require much extra passenger time at the Spokane International Airport.


Airport passenger traffic down, freight up in October

Passenger boardings at Spokane International Airport fell 6.3 percent in October compared with a year earlier, continuing a downturn triggered by the soft economy.


Horizon adding San Jose flights

New Horizon Air service will connect Spokane directly to the Silicon Valley for the first time, Spokane International Airport officials said Wednesday. The twice-daily flights to San Jose, which will …


Horizon adding flights to Sacramento, San Jose

Horizon Air will launch twice-daily direct service from Spokane to Sacramento and San Jose starting March 26, 2010.


Google to offer free Wi-Fi at Spokane airport

Tech company Google is providing free airport wireless connections at 47 U.S. airports for the holiday season. Spokane, Seattle, Portland and Bozeman are in that group.


Airport board approves hangar deal

The Spokane Airport Board Wednesday approved a consolidated maintenance and painting hangar where as many as 130 workers could be employed in two years. The 37,800-square-foot hangar will be leased …


Spokane is stop on way to 2010 Olympics

Private airplanes headed for Vancouver, B.C., during the Winter Olympics next February will have to land in Spokane, Boise or Reno for a security check, a spokesman for the Transportation …


Some Olympics-bound planes will stop in Spokane first

Private airplanes headed for Vancouver, B.C., during the Winter Olympics next February will have to land in Spokane, Boise or Reno for a security check, a spokesman for the Transportation …


Airport may sue over work on runway

A dispute over specifications for a Spokane International Airport runway that was refurbished in 2004 could lead to a lawsuit with a local engineering firm. The problems don’t create a …


Business in brief: Southwest adds flight to Denver

Southwest Airlines will add a nonstop flight from Spokane to Denver starting Jan. 10, the airline announced Thursday. Tickets for that flight go on sale today, a company press release …


City on the road to peaceful growth

Spokane County has raised a white flag. After years spent fighting Spokane’s growing city limits, county commissioners are taking a friendlier stance on what would be the largest expansion of …


Airport getting security camera upgrade

Spokane is one of five U.S. cities whose airports will receive a major upgrade of video surveillance cameras provided by the Homeland Security Department. The Spokane International Airport will install …