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Spokane airport scores high marks

Spokane International Airport has earned a top ranking among small hub airports for its accessibility to the terminal and convenience of parking.

The ranking, announced last week, came through an interactive study conducted by Phoenix Marketing International, a marketing firm, based on more than a half-million responses from travelers over the past year.

Spokane beat Bellingham in the category for “getting to the airport.”

Of passengers who responded to the survey, 93.6 percent said they were satisfied with their Spokane airport “getting-to” experience.

As for parking, Spokane beat the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, airport with 91.6 percent of respondents saying they were satisfied with parking at Spokane.

Larry Krauter, the CEO for Spokane airports, said the ranking validates the airport’s ongoing efforts to create a customer-friendly travel experience.

The airport offers a range of options for outgoing and incoming flights, including curb drop-offs and pickups and short-term parking next to the terminals.

Travelers have a number of choices for on-site parking, including a convenient shuttle lot served by a van.

“That easy-in, easy-out concept is what is popping in these surveys,” Krauter said/Mike Prager, SR. More here (subscription required).

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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