Spokane Airport non-stop destinations – updated
February 3, 2011 2 Comments
Many search requests that land on this web site have been looking for a list of what cities can be reached non-stop from Spokane.
Here’s the chart from a previous post on non-stop destinations served from Spokane. *Sacramento and San Jose are no longer on the list, as I could not find non-stop flights to those cities today. Sacramento was previously served by Alaska/Horizon and San Jose by United. SFO and MSP are presently served by a single daily flight, not two as shown in this chart from last fall; there may be increases in other destinations that I did not check.
Looking for an excuse not to work on another project I need to be doing, I visited each of the airline web sites that serve Spokane and looked at their current route map. Here are the cities I found as of right now:
- Salt Lake City
- Las Vegas
- San Francisco
- Chicago (seasonal flights only – not during the winter). UPDATE: As of Nov 2011, no Chicago flights are scheduled in 2012. Chicago flights are now gone.
Note that this is 2 less than last year – the Sacramento and San Jose flights appear to have been discontinued. As of today, 10 cities are served non-stop from Spokane (or 11 during the months that a daily flight leaves for Chicago), compared to 16 early in the decade. The reasons for this have to do with the local economy in Spokane, reductions in short haul travel of less than 500 miles, and changes in the national economy. The SIA airport itself is a very nice airport and is not the cause of this reduction.
I did not count the number of flights to each destination. I suspect the ratios are similar to the pie chart I drew last year except that there are now fewer SF Bay area flights than then.
About 2/3ds of all flights are to just 3 geographic destinations: Seattle, Portland, and Denver.