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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…

Help Wanted

July 5, 2017

Are you someone looking to be part of a growing airport team? The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport is currently looking for a full- time and a part-time Airport Maintenance Technician.   This job might be for you if you are a self-starter, love taking on challenges, don’t get flustered easily, and if you don’t know…

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…

Delta Airlines adds a Flight

May 19, 2017

Lewiston, ID – May 19 – Gearing up for increased business travel and summer vacations, Delta Airlines is adding an additional round-trip flight between Lewiston, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah. Beginning July 8, 2017, travelers will have a third option for departing from the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport. In addition to the 5:15…

LWS Proudly Hosts J.D. Power & Associates Best

May 19, 2017

Lewiston, ID – May 19 – The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Board and Staff are proud to pass along news that one of its carriers has been honored for the 10th year in a row by J. D. Power & Associates. The American-based marketing information services company was founded in 1968 by James David…

Patience Pays Off; Authority Board Hires Airport Manager

April 26, 2017

After a nationwide effort to find the best and brightest, the search is over. The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority Board announced it has hired a new Airport Manager. Effective May 1, 2017, Stephanie Morgan will take the leadership role of the region’s largest and busiest Airport. Stephanie brings to the job years of…

Competition

April 26, 2017

There’s been a lot of printer’s ink dedicated lately to the concept of competition between the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport and the Pullman-Moscow Airport. Understandable, because there’s been a lot of attention paid to the Pullman airport’s plans to bring itself into compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety standards. That’s probably newsworthy if…

Alaska Airlines Schedule Changes Effective August 2015

August 26, 2015

Alaska Airlines launched same day round-trip service to Boise on August 23. The new nonstop flights depart Lewiston at 6:30 a.m. and arrive back at 7:20 p.m. The new schedule offers Lewiston area travelers the convenience of one-day trips to Boise plus easy connections to California destinations as well as to Portland, Phoenix, Denver, Houston,…