Stories tagged: spokane international airport
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Spokane, Spokane County approve $89 million airports budget, expect more than 4 million annual passengers
Spokane County Commissioners and Spokane City Council approved a $89 million Spokane Airport budget Tuesday, which is slightly smaller than last year due to less spending on infrastructure projects.
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
The Spokane International Airport has been awarded a federal grant that completes funding for a rail and truck transload facility project designed to attract aerospace and manufacturing industries on the …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
Beginning in June, United Airlines will begin nonstop flights during the summer season from Spokane International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
The Spokane International Airport board is planning to submit a proposal to the Federal Aviation Administration that, if approved, extends the length of time it can collect passenger facility charges …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
Ernest “Mac” McCauley, 75, of Long Beach, California, had been flying the “Nine-o-Nine” B-17 for the Collings Foundation on several visits to Spokane of the Wings of Freedom Tour. The …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
The vintage B-17 Flying Fortress visited Spokane in July as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour crashed Wednesday during an emergency landing at an airport outside Hartford, Connecticut, killing …
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Alaska Airlines will fly direct from Spokane to Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning early next year, the Seattle-based airline has announced.
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
The Spokane International Airport is considering changes to its proposed expansion project, with a scaled-down design at a reduced cost that still includes expanded gate capacity and a centralized security …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Travelers passing through Spokane International Airport are being greeted with high-definition animated scenes of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene in terminals and ticket counters.
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
The current schedule lists two daily flights. A flight from Spokane will leave at 7:40 a.m. and arrive in Everett at 8:55 a.m. A return flight will leave Everett at …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
Rockville, Maryland-based Choice Hotels International Inc. is expanding its Cambria Hotels brand to Washington state, with the first property under development on the West Plains.
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019
Spokane International Airport is closing its primary runway for two days this week to conduct routine maintenance.
UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019
Travelers boarded Southwest Airlines’ new direct flight to San Diego, with some expecting their travel time cut in half.
Fri., June 7, 2019
Visitors will have the opportunity to see rare vintage aircraft up close, including a B-25 Mitchell and a TBM Avenger – two American bombers introduced and flown during World War …
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019
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., March 20, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection aims to utilize facial recognition at 20 major international airports on 16,300 flights per week by 2021. The technology is already being used at 17 …
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019
Eight people have been arrested this year at Spokane International Airport for trying to bring a gun on an airplane.
Sun., March 10, 2019
After decades as Spokane’s low-profile neighbor, the West Plains is suddenly in the spotlight for employment, population growth and commercial development. Rapid development, bringing at least 2,000 new jobs, will …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
More Spokane travelers are taking flight from Spokane than ever, according to Spokane International Airport, which is reporting a 12.6 percent increase in passenger activity in 2018, with passengers totaling …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Spokane International Airport reported business as usual, despite a record number of TSA screener sickouts nationally, stemming from the partial government shutdown which began a month ago.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
A United Airlines jet that took off Friday morning from Spokane struck a bird and then faced visibility problems at the airport that prompted the pilots to divert to Seattle, …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019
The effects could be felt beyond the roughly 6,100 federal employees who live and work in the Spokane metro area and North Idaho.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
New Year’s Day begins under partly cloudy skies and temperatures hovering around 30 degrees in Spokane, the National Weather Service predicted.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
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 …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
Air travelers are flowing in and out of Spokane International Airport at a pace previously unseen in history as the economy remains strong and new nonstop flights give commuters more …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
Spokane county, city and airport officials are building a $2 million short-line rail on the West Plains with hopes it can help attract more aerospace and manufacturing companies.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Here are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ recent bills that became law and her votes on high-profile legislation
The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
A blanket of fog over the Seattle area was blamed for multiple flights being diverted to the Spokane International Airport, causing delays Friday for local takeoffs.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
A defense attorney said a man charged with first-degree murder in northern Idaho shouldn’t face the death penalty due to his young age.