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UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Spokane International Airport to get $29.6 million economic relief grant

Spokane International Airport is receiving a $29.6 million economic relief grant to support operations during the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced.


Spokane Airport awaits Congress before decisions affecting future operations

The Spokane International Airport celebrated its sixth straight year of growth last year, when almost 4 million people traveled through its gates, but the growing number of passengers canceling flights …


UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

Delta Air Lines expanding nonstop service between Spokane, Los Angeles

Delta Air Lines is adding a second direct flight from Spokane International Airport to Los Angeles beginning Sept. 14.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Boeing using Spokane to test largest two-engine passenger plane ever built

Boeing’s latest variant of the jumbo jet has been flying test runs in and out of Spokane International Airport this week.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Family struck last week at Spokane airport has persevered despite tragedy

The Feb. 2 crash is the latest setback for the Klassen family. “We’re so used to dealing with tragedy,” said Autumn Klassen, “I feel like we’re good at it.”


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Wolff Architectural Group files plans for new hangar at Spokane International Airport

Wolff Architectural Group has filed a preliminary application with the city to build a $4.5 million aircraft hangar at Spokane International Airport.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

‘Eight heroes lifted the car’: Spokane airport bystanders rescue couple hit by suspected drunken driver

A man suspected of driving drunk struck a couple loading their car at the airport late Sunday night, leaving both with serious injuries.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Spokane International Airport breaks record for passengers in 2019

Spokane International Airport set a new record for passenger activity in 2019, exceeding more than 4 million travelers for the first time in its history. It’s the third consecutive year …


Difference Makers 2019: Larry Krauter has seen Spokane International take flight in past 8 years

Larry Krauter was named chief executive officer of the airport in 2011. Since those early days of dealing with decreased service due to the Great Recession, Krauter has made recruiting …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Delta Air Lines to launch direct flights from Spokane to Atlanta in July

Atlanta-bound Spokane travelers had their journeys made easier with Delta Air Lines’ announcement Monday that it will offer nonstop service between the cities.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Spokane International Airport anticipates increase in passengers for holiday season

Spokane International Airport is anticipating an increase in passengers this holiday season, mirroring a nationwide projection that air travel will increase 3% compared to last year.


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.


Spokane International Airport receives federal grant to build rail, freight project

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

United Airlines announces direct flights from Spokane to Houston during summer season

Beginning in June, United Airlines will begin nonstop flights during the summer season from Spokane International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.


Spokane International Airport board plans to extend timeframe to collect passenger facility charges

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

B-17 Flying Fortress pilot who visited Spokane among seven killed in crash

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

Seven killed in Connecticut crash of B-17 Flying Fortress that visited Spokane in July

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 …


Alaska Airlines to begin direct flights next year from Spokane to Los Angeles, San Francisco

Alaska Airlines will fly direct from Spokane to Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning early next year, the Seattle-based airline has announced.


Spokane International Airport board considering scaled-down terminal expansion plan

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

High-definition, dynamic signage at Spokane International Airport showcases region’s offerings

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.


Alaska Airlines to offer direct flights from Spokane to Everett

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 …


Cambria hotel under development on West Plains

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 closing primary runway this week for maintenance

Spokane International Airport is closing its primary runway for two days this week to conduct routine maintenance.


UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019

If you’re planning a trip to San Diego, you have nonstop options

Travelers boarded Southwest Airlines’ new direct flight to San Diego, with some expecting their travel time cut in half.


Felts Field open house event to feature World War II bombers

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

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., March 20, 2019

Facial recognition security checks will be vetted before they reach Spokane, airport leader says

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

TSA to Spokane airport passengers: Stop trying to sneak loaded guns on planes in carry-on luggage

Eight people have been arrested this year at Spokane International Airport for trying to bring a gun on an airplane.


With at least 2,000 new jobs on the horizon, West Plains poised for rapid growth

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 …


Spokane International sees record number of passengers in 2018

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 …