Yakima Airport Has Great Potential for Yakima County
Improving air service is the goal of consultants that spoke with Yakima City Council members Tuesday. Air Service Planners, a consulting firm, has been hired by the city to find more air carriers to operate out of the Yakima Airport to make it more profitable. Yakima City Manager Tony O’Rourke says the airport has great potential to become profitable but it may take time to attract the carriers.
O’Rourke says a port district may be something the city might want to talk about in the future. The consultants say increasing flights is the number one priority. They say a redesign of the terminal is not high on the priority list.