Palouse Region Travelers Could Get Direct Denver Flights With Pullman-Moscow Airport Expansion
The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport serving the Washington-Idaho Palouse region offers several daily flights to Seattle through Alaska Airlines. Now, the airport is looking for a $1 million grant to bring in another airline for flights to Denver.
Denver International Airport is the largest in the United States and the 5th busiest. In 2017, it broke records by serving over 61 million passengers.
The Pullman-Moscow airport is far from that popular. But there is still plenty of demand between the rural towns that surround it — and from the University of Idaho and Washington State University.
The airport started a realignment project in 2016 — a $140 million renovation to improve visibility and accessibility for larger planes.
Airport director Andy Bean told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News that if the $1 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant comes through, a connection to a hub like Denver would give flyers better options for travelling east and internationally.
Moscow Chamber of Commerce Director Jenny Ford told NWPB that the grant would help offer more resources to rural communities.
Paving a new runway began this week and is set to open in early October.
Stockpile of Boeing 737 MAX jets assures Moses Lake years of work
Moses Lake, Washington, doesn’t have commercial airline service, but the casual visitor to Grant County International Airport might assume otherwise. Shiny Boeing 737 MAX jets are parked wingtip to wingtip in row after row on two sides of the expansive airfield. They sport colorful liveries from a wide variety of exotic carriers such as Xiamen Air, Ukraine International, Ural Airlines and Donghai Airlines, to name a few. Continue Reading Stockpile of Boeing 737 MAX jets assures Moses Lake years of work
New commercial airport site search in WA would get do-over under bill moving through legislature
A bill that would effectively do-over Washington’s search for a new commercial airport has passed a key committee vote in Olympia. Continue Reading New commercial airport site search in WA would get do-over under bill moving through legislature
Process to tackle Washington’s future aviation needs faces skepticism from inside and out
Lawmakers are considering restarting the process to find a location to build a new airport after months of community backlash to current recommendations. One member of the Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission, which was formed in 2019 to address aviation capacity shortages, agrees more review is needed.
Bryce Yadon represents Futurewise, an environmental land use nonprofit that advocates for policies to address population growth in compliance with the Growth Management Act. Their goal is to protect farms, forests and waterways, and ensure urban areas are accessible to all.
Continue Reading Process to tackle Washington’s future aviation needs faces skepticism from inside and out