The Tri-Cities Airport Starts Its Expansion Project - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

The Tri-Cities Airport Starts Its Expansion Project

Posted: Updated:
Tri-Cities Airport had its groundbreaking ceremony Friday. Tri-Cities Airport had its groundbreaking ceremony Friday.
PASCO, WA- The Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco had its groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the expansion of its terminal.

The project will take two and a half years to complete and will go through three phases.

Airport officials want the expanded terminal to attract more travelers to use the Tri-Cities Airport instead of looking to larger ones in the region.

The tri-cities airport is the largest in southeastern Washington and the fourth largest in the state.  It has seen an increase of 100,000 enplanements in the past five years.

The new boarding area will include five gates and a larger restaurant.  The security area, baggage claim, ticket area, and the front of the terminal will also be expanded.

“I think what it's going to do for us is get service to a new destination.  We're trying to put that into position about the time that we expand the building,” said Ron Foraker, airport director.

Officials are trying to get more daily flights to Los Angeles because the majority of the airport’s passengers are traveling there.

The project is estimated to cost around $41.9 million and is funded by airport user fees and federal grants.  The airport will still be open during construction but a few of the services will be relocated.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars

    Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:33 PM EST2018-02-22 22:33:09 GMT

    DES MOINES, Wash. - A 2-year-old German shepherd is being called a hero for risking his life to protect his 16-year-old human best friend when two burglars broke into a Des Moines, Washington home.  According to KIRO, burglars broke into the home Wednesday afternoon. The teenager hid in the closet with his dog, Rex. But Rex soon ran downstairs and confronted the burglars, who beat him until he was bloody. Rex ran back upstairs.

    >>

    DES MOINES, Wash. - A 2-year-old German shepherd is being called a hero for risking his life to protect his 16-year-old human best friend when two burglars broke into a Des Moines, Washington home.  According to KIRO, burglars broke into the home Wednesday afternoon. The teenager hid in the closet with his dog, Rex. But Rex soon ran downstairs and confronted the burglars, who beat him until he was bloody. Rex ran back upstairs.

    >>
  • Grant Co. K-9 Grizzly saves elderly Ephrata man who wandered away from home

    Grant Co. K-9 Grizzly saves elderly Ephrata man who wandered away from home

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:16 PM EST2018-02-21 18:16:07 GMT

    EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County K-9 Grizzly saved the life of an 85-year-old Ephrata man suffering from Alzheimer's early Wednesday morning.  The Sheriff's Office says the 85-year-old man wandered away from his home overnight in the frigid, single-digit temperatures. Deputies, firefighters and medics searched the area and even used thermal imaging, but could not find the man.  

    >>

    EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County K-9 Grizzly saved the life of an 85-year-old Ephrata man suffering from Alzheimer's early Wednesday morning.  The Sheriff's Office says the 85-year-old man wandered away from his home overnight in the frigid, single-digit temperatures. Deputies, firefighters and medics searched the area and even used thermal imaging, but could not find the man.  

    >>
  • Salmonella outbreak prompts Dept. of Health warning: 'Don't snuggle or kiss live poultry'

    Salmonella outbreak prompts Dept. of Health warning: 'Don't snuggle or kiss live poultry'

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-02-20 21:55:50 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Health says nationally there were 1,120 Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in 2017, with 23 of those reported in Washington. Those 23 cases were more than double the number of cases in the previous two years combined.  "Salmonella can cause serious illness," the Department of Health said. 

    >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Health says nationally there were 1,120 Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in 2017, with 23 of those reported in Washington. Those 23 cases were more than double the number of cases in the previous two years combined.  "Salmonella can cause serious illness," the Department of Health said. 

    >>