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More than just flights

Air Spokane Initiative seeks to position Spokane International Airport as a possible aerospace hub


Paul Delaney

Signs west of Hayford Road promote the Air Spokane Initiative, a potential hub for future aerospace manufacturing. It’s all part of what’s contained in the Spokane International Airport master plan outlining future development.

The recent additions of non-stop flights to major U.S. cities from Spokane – Delta’s straight shot to Los Angeles and being able to connect to Chicago’s Midway Airport via Southwest – continue to dispel that old idea that you can’t get there from here.

For years, flying out of Spokane International Airport and reaching anywhere other than Seattle or Portland likely meant at least one, if not more, stops.

But while there is plenty of fanfare and hoopla surrounding Delta’s inaugural trip to LAX, including the ceremonial red carpet and a shower of water from SIA’s fire trucks, r...

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