Need for more parking at Airport is good news


The increase in travel in and out of the Walla Walla Regional Airport is a boon for the local economy.

By Editorial Board
Published by Walla Walla Union Bulletin
- As of Monday, March 28, 2016

Long-term parking at the Walla Walla Regional Airport is in short supply. And that’s a great problem to have. 

It’s another indicator air travel into and out of Walla Walla is booming. 

Commercial air passenger numbers at the Walla Walla Regional Airport hit a record in 2015. More than 41,000 passengers flew out of the airport in 2015 and a few more than that flew into town. The totals on both ends are 13.7 percent above 2014.

A third flight was recently added to the Alaska Air schedule in Walla Walla, which is boosting the air-travel numbers even higher. That third flight is expected to continue. 

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