Stories tagged: Spokane International Airport
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
United Airlines to add Spokane service to Chicago, San Francisco
United Airlines will add new flights from Spokane to San Francisco and Chicago this summer.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Travel through Spokane Airport rises 3.2 percent in 2016
Travelers stepped on and off commercial planes 3.2 million times at Spokane International Airport last year, which was a 3.2 percent increase over 2015, year-end numbers show. That also was …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Weather forces delay in flight arrivals at Spokane airport
Closure of Spokane International Airport runways because of weather conditions has delayed several flights scheduled to arrive late Sunday night, according to the airport’s website. Southwest Flight 3518 from Oakland, …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 1 a.m.
Getting There: TSA is ready to help those with medical issues get to their planes
Airport security officers want people with medical issues to know they can get through security without embarrassment
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Then and Now: Spokane International Airport
At first, Spokane’s new airport was a Depression-era economic development project. Spokane County eventually bought 2 square miles on the West Plains in 1938 for a “super-airport” to be known …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
Getting There: Holidays to bring rush at Spokane airport
The upcoming holidays mark the busy season at Spokane International Airport
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Park ‘N Jet succumbs to lower parking rates at Spokane International Airport
The Park ‘N Jet airport parking lot on Sunset Highway is closing up shop by the end of the month
Mon., July 18, 2016
Getting There: Spokane International Airport weather observers avoid cut
The FAA funding bill stops the termination of human weather observers at Spokane International Airport.
Mon., July 11, 2016
Spokane airport to see major traffic improvements
Spokane International Airport is about to undergo a major construction project on roads around the airport terminal
Sun., July 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Warren Heylman’s architectural vision ‘all over’ Spokane
Unless you’re an architecture buff, you may not have heard of Warren Heylman, but you surely know his work. The Parkade, Spokane International Airport, the Spokane Regional Health Building. At …
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 …