Lewiston airport board tabs Isaacs as new manager

The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport has a new manager. The airport’s authority board on Monday voted unanimously to hire Michael Isaacs to oversee the facility. Isaacs, the manager of the airport in Pierre, South Dakota, helped restore commercial passenger flights in Pierre, experience valued by Lewiston airport officials following Horizon Air’s departure in August 2018. That move affected 60 percent of the hub’s passenger service -those who used Horizon to travel to Seattle and Boise. Isaacs saw the Pieere airport lose Delta with little notice, and other circumstances led to no service at the airport for a 2-and-a-half month stretch last year. Isaacs helped usher in the return of flights to Denver through United Express operated by SkyWest last April to large success. Isaacs is expected to start in Lewiston by mid-February, replacing interim airport Manager Bill McKown. (Lewiston Morning Tribune)