Stories tagged: Spokane International Airport
Tue., June 7, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
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
Thu., May 26, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
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.
Mon., March 14, 2016
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
Thu., March 10, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
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.
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
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.
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
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 …
Sun., June 28, 2015, 9:09 p.m.
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 …
Mon., June 8, 2015
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 …
Mon., June 1, 2015
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 …
Mon., May 25, 2015
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 …
Fri., March 20, 2015
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 …
Wed., March 18, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 9, 2015
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 …
Thu., Dec. 25, 2014
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 …
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
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 …
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
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.
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014
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 …
Sun., Sept. 14, 2014
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 …
Mon., Sept. 1, 2014
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 …
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014
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.
Wed., May 28, 2014
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.
Mon., May 12, 2014
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 …
Wed., April 16, 2014, 11:52 a.m.
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 …
Sat., March 22, 2014, 1:35 p.m.
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 …
Fri., March 21, 2014
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 …
Mon., March 3, 2014
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 …
Mon., Feb. 3, 2014
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 …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
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 …