“More regional airports studied as Washington eyes population growth” Could Olympia attract commercial air service?
- Editor’s note: Olympia Regional Airport’s main runway length can only handle regional commercial air service at present.
“Everett’s Paine Field started a new era of scheduled commercial flights this week, but other airports around Puget Sound could follow suit in the wake of new study now underway.”
“What about a new scheduled jet service in Kitsap County, Tacoma, or Olympia? What about a cargo facility, or more room to build airplane parts for the region’s aerospace manufacturing base?
“The answer to those specific questions may be years away, but a study to figure out the basics of what’s needed is currently underway.
“It’s called the Regional Aviation Baseline Study and it’s being administered by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PRSC), with matching funds from the Federal Aviation Administration,” by Glenn Farley, KING-5 TV News, Seattle. Read more