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UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Spokane airport executive lobbies Congress for ‘user fee’ increase to $8.50 to finance improvements

The head of Spokane International Airport appealed to a congressional committee Tuesday to allow airports like Spokane’s to raise fees on passengers to fund development projects.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Spokane airport chief named to Gov. Inslee’s airplane council

Larry Krauter, chief executive of Spokane International Airport, has been named to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Choose Washington New Middle-Market Airplane Council.


Spokane International Airport deploys passenger assistants to help travelers get through screening

Next time you’re at the Spokane International Airport, you might see people in lilac suit coats helping direct passengers through security. The airport has hired “passenger assistants” to help inexperienced …


Front & Center: Airport CEO focuses on what’s on the ground

During a recent interview, Spokane Airports CEO Larry Krauter discussed baseball, airline speed dating and wristwatches.


Local officials look to ‘Amazon effect’ to boost region’s economy

Beyond the Amazon fulfillment center’s 1,500-plus jobs, local officials see the company’s presence here as an opportunity to raise Spokane’s profile as a place to do business.


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 8 p.m.

Spokane airport opposes privatizing air traffic control

Privatization of the nation’s air traffic control system was met Monday with skepticism in many quarters, including Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 11 p.m.

Spokane Airport CEO sees problems with push for private air traffic control

A proposal to turn air traffic control over to the private sector would put Spokane International Airport at risk of reduced staffing and higher fees, airport CEO Larry Krauter said …


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 …


Felts Field hangar to include museum, aviation services

Spokane airport and business officials Thursday announced construction of a $2.8 million hangar at Felts Field that will house aviation services and a long-sought aerospace museum. A group of three …


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 …


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 …


Military, aerospace museum seeks home at Felts Field

A prominent historic hangar at Felts Field that hosted a Veterans Day tribute ceremony Tuesday could become the new home of the Honor Point Military & Aerospace Museum. Tobby Hatley, …


Getting There: FAA grant will fund new airport fire station

Spokane International Airport last week announced it has received a $7 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new aircraft rescue and firefighting facility. The grant comes …


Spokane airport might add terminal if growth continues

A new airport costing $250 million or more might be in the region’s future, a 20-year master plan for Spokane International Airport says. But Airport Director and CEO Larry Krauter …


Getting There: Group aims to build museum at Felts Field

A nonprofit organization is gearing up for a campaign to create a new military and aerospace museum at Felts Field in northeast Spokane. The Spokane Airport Board recently approved a …


Renton chosen for new 737 aircraft production

Ending months of speculation, Boeing on Wednesday announced it will base future production of the new 737 MAX aircraft in Renton, Wash. State and area officials have worked months to …


Face Time: New airport chief sees room for improved service

Larry Krauter became director of Spokane International Airport and Felts Field on March 28. The 45-year-old Ohio native had been interim executive of the Lehigh-Northhampton Airport Authority in eastern Pennsylvania.


New airport director confirmed

Spokane County commissioners join Spokane City Council in approving new director of Spokane International Airport.


Airport another step closer to a new director

The Spokane International Airport is one vote away from having a new director.


Board picks Krauter as airport director

The Spokane International Airport board of directors Wednesday recommended Larry Krauter be made the facility’s next executive director. The nomination of Krauter, interim executive director of the Lehigh Valley Airport …


Three finalists for airport director named

Spokane International Airport will have a new director by March 1, and improved traffic flow sometime in 2012, if events follow timelines discussed Wednesday by airport board members. These are …