This week has seen a return to daily flights on Alaska Airlines arriving at and departing from Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee.
Inbound and outbound flights on Alaska have been suspended at the airport since December 16.
Airport director Trent Moyers says the halts were enacted due to ground instruments at Pangborn being offline combined with a limitation to the onboard equipment of Al
Alaska Airlines, parent company of Horizon Airlines, will slash its number of daily flights to and from Pangborn Memorial Airport from three to just one in September.
Chelan-Douglas Regional Port Authority CEO Jim Kuntz said the cut is the result of two main issues: Alaska's ongoing pilot shortage and its transition from smaller turbo propeller airplanes to regional jets
Pangborn Memorial Airport is looking for bids to move 7,000 feet of its parallel runway and taxiway system.
Regional Port Airports Director Trent Moyers said the project should hopefully end in the late summer of 2023 and represents the next step in the evolution of the airport
As Pangborn Memorial Airport improves their infrastructure, the Chelan-Douglas Regional Port Authority is looking to add destinations, such as an agreement to fly to San Francisco that could still happen.
Executive Director Jim Kuntz says they want to make sure Alaska Airlines gets back on its feet first, but that Wenatchee is one of the best markets to get passengers back on airplanes
Pangborn Memorial Airport will begin rebuilding their aviation ramp this fall, a project that is expected to cost $10 million.
Chelan-Douglas Regional Port Authority Executive Director Jim Kuntz says they will be upgrading from asphalt to concrete
The Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority Board of Directors received a very positive update regarding Pangborn Memorial Airport's recent commercial passenger performance.
Airport Director Trent Moyers stated that they looked at similarly-sized markets such as Yakima, Pullman-Moscow and Walla Walla to see how things compared in terms of boardings