New Pullman airport runway prepares for traffic later this week

The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport plans to open its new runway to noncommercial planes this week.

Prior to that, Federal Aviation Administration inspectors will be on site conducting a variety of tests of the $154 million project, including approach procedures, runway markings, and a new instrument landing system.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Thursday morning.

While a few construction and weather issues delayed completion, general aviation aircraft can begin using the airport no later than Thursday afternoon.

The first commercial passenger flight to use the new runway will be a Horizon Air craft arriving from Seattle Friday morning.  (Lewiston Tribune)


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