The first commercial flight to use the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport’s new runway is scheduled for Oct. 11.
Remember to give yourself a little extra time when flying to or from Pullman this fall as the city’s regional airport closes for about a month beginning Sept. 8, leaving Spokane and Lewiston as the nearest commercial air alternatives.
Needed bridge repairs along State Route 26 will shut down a portion of one of the most popular routes to Pullman for students, faculty and staff traveling from western Washington.
The additional service, announced Thursday afternoon by Alaska Air, is scheduled to begin in early January to coincide with the beginning of spring semester and will resume again on select days in March to help accommodate spring break travel. The idea of additional Pullman service on key winter travel weekends was discussed in a recent meeting between President Kirk Schulz and Alaska Air CEO Brad Tilden.