Nonstop Spokane to LAX Flights Begin in June

By Paige Browning

For the first time in about three years, Spokane International Airport will have a non-stop flight to Los Angeles.  Delta Airlines announced the new service in Spokane Tuesday.
 
Delta will offer two direct trips each day.  One that arrives at LAX airport around 9:00 a.m., and a return flight that gets back to Spokane at about 10:30 p.m.

As Delta Air Lines announces nonstop flights to Los Angeles, Senator Maria Cantwell, Spokane Mayor David Condon, and Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn wait to speak. By Paige Browning.

Kaufman: “Designed to be especially beneficial for the business customer, who needs to go to L.A. for business during the day, but certainly wants to be able to come back at night.”
 
Lawrence Kaufman is CEO for the Spokane International Airport, and says already more than 225,000 people make the Spokane-L.A. trip each year.
 
Chair of the Spokane Airport Board, Dave Holmes, is especially excited for this new route, and sees another opportunity…
 
Holmes: “You know who should be the most excited?  The 20 million people in the L.A. basin that now have a direct flight to Spokane, Washington.”

The flights will start June 10th on a CRJ-900 aircraft with 76 seats.

Delta Announces Nonstop Flights From Spokane-Los Angeles. By Paige Browning.
Commissioner Todd Mielke and a large crowd listens as Delta makes their announcement. By Paige Browning.

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