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Lewiston Airport Boardings Reach All-Time High

January 11, 2018

Scheduled airline enplanements soared to new highs in 2017—and kept climbing. According to Airport Manager Stephanie Morgan, the 72,848 people that boarded airlines represents an all-time high for the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport. “That’s five percent higher than the 2016 record of 69,693,” she said, “and that doesn’t include several thousand who took advantage…

Airport Operations Building Under Construction

January 10, 2018

  The  gold, ceremonial ground-breaking shovels had yet to be stowed when the roar of big diesel engines broke the morning’s stillness November 28th, 2017.  With that, construction on the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Operations Building (AOB) was underway.  Prime contractor Ginno Construction of Coeur d’Alene and a slate of subcontractors including Lewiston’s Albright…

Breaking Ground

November 22, 2017

Construction on the Airport’s new Operations Building is set to begin, and to commemorate the event, the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority Board of Commissioners is hosting a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:00 am. “Building design has been a work-in-progress for years,” said Stephanie Morgan, Airport Manager.  “But once the…

LWS Air Cargo…The Hidden Economic Multiplier

November 17, 2017

Air Cargo…it’s one of the worst kept secrets in the regional economy.  In fact, it works so well we’ve come to take it for granted.  But imagine what would happen if suddenly–it were gone. The auto parts store in Enterprise, Oregon would have to begin stocking huge inventories to overcome long delivery times.  The costs…

5 Tips to Fly Through the Airport This Holiday Season

November 17, 2017

This is the busiest travel time of the year. Make your journey as smooth as possible with these tips: Arrive Early Arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. The airport is busier than usual and tends to be filled with less frequent travelers during the holiday season. That means lines at…

Scout Leads Airport Community Service Effort

October 25, 2017

Troop 1148 showed up in force at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport early Saturday morning, October 21st.  No surprise, their presence was part of a well thought-out plan, approved by the Boy Scouts of America, their adult advisors, and Airport Administration.  Their mission?  To improve the appearance of the airport’s main entrance.  Within a…

Invasion of the Body Scanner

October 6, 2017

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) teams showed up at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Tuesday evening with an AIT-2, the official term for what has come to be known as the “body scanner.” “Plans to acquire one of the newest tools in the security toolbox began in March,” said Stephanie Morgan, Airport Manager.  “Customers told…

Become an LWS Airport Ambassador!

September 19, 2017

Do you have a cheerful, outgoing personality?  Do you enjoy meeting new people?  Are you familiar with the region and all it has to offer?  Would you like the challenge of representing the Lewis-Clark Valley and creating a good first impression to people from all over the United States?  The World? Then consider becoming an…

SEASONAL Airport Maintenance Technician

September 6, 2017

We are gearing up for winter operations and you could be a part of a growing airport team! The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport is currently looking for a seasonal part-time Airport Maintenance Technician.   We are willing to pay $15/hour.  This job might be for you if you are a self-starter, love taking on challenges,…

FAA Shows the Money

September 5, 2017

Bid opening mid-August brought the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport the costs involved in acquiring a new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle and the cost of building a combined ARFF station and snow control equipment building.  Today the FAA threw its support behind the two projects by awarding grants to cover approximately 93.75 percent…

TSA Steps Up

August 30, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Tuesday, August 29th, that it would help with efforts to improve the security screening checkpoint at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport. After reviewing passenger feedback, the Airport Authority Board put increased emphasis on enhancing the customers’ travel experience through the local airport.  The result is a four-phased…

It’s Oshkosh!

August 14, 2017

Bids on a new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Vehicle were opened on Thursday and it’s an Oshkosh. Coming in with a price tag of $609,178, the bid was $140,822 below the engineer’s estimate of $750,000. “Delivery is still about twelve months away,” explained Stephanie Morgan. “ARFF equipment is put together one-at-a-time because of the…

Airline Boardings Continue to Climb

August 11, 2017

Airline Boardings at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport have taken to the skies. “Over 6,330 people boarded schedule airlines in July,” said Stephanie Morgan, Airport Manager. “That’s an all-time high for the month of July.” July 2016 saw 6,029 people boarding airlines. This year’s total represents a five percent increase. The Lewiston-Nez Perce County…

Airport to Enlarge Security Checkpoint

July 21, 2017

Work to expand the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport’s security checkpoint could start as early as the first week in August. Construction is part of a four-phased Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-approved program announced last month to improve passenger screening operations.  The first phase, establishment of queuing lanes and installation of plexiglass barriers and stanchions was…

More SLC International Flights Could be Good News for LWS Travelers

July 18, 2017

A new direct Delta flight to Miami this winter could be just the start of an even better travel experience for customers coming and going through the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport. Ed Bastion, the airline’s new CEO also predicted direct flights into Latin America, larger commercial aircraft, and a “streamlined and technologically advanced experience…

Air Traffic Gains Altitude

July 5, 2017

Air traffic at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport continued its upward climb in June to levels not seen since 2011.  The FAA’s contract tower reported over 3,500 landings and takeoffs, an increase of about 730 over 2016’s recorded 2,770 operations.  June’s increase follows the same trajectory as May’s with an increase of 21% over…

TSA Approves Airport Security Plans

June 16, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) yesterday announced it had approved the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport Authority’s plans to improve passenger screening operations. “This is good news,” said Stephanie Morgan, Airport Manager.  “Our procedures, customer service, equipment, and facilities will all begin evolving to improve the travel experience.” One of the earliest, noticeable changes people will…

May Airline Boardings Hit Record

June 9, 2017

Airline Boardings at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport took off again during the month of May.  According to the Airport Administration Office, 6,144 people boarded schedule airlines, an all-time high for the month of May. The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport provides quick, cost-effective, convenient air service for North Central Idaho, Southeastern Washington, and…

LWS Traffic Soars in May

June 2, 2017

Air traffic activity at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport rose dramatically during the month of May, hitting more than a decade-high by month’s end.  According to the FAA’s air traffic control tower, 3,688 landings and takeoffs were logged compared to 3,043 in May 2016, an increase of 21 percent.  Total May operations hadn’t been…

Radials n’ Rivers

May 30, 2017

Have you noticed a difference in the airplanes overhead lately?  Is the sound somewhat of a throw-back, old-fashioned patriotic rumble instead of the smooth turbine monotone you’re used to?  If so, don’t worry; you haven’t accidently entered a time warp.  You’re just lucky enough to witness the pregame events of July Fourth’s Radials N’ Rivers…