Spokane International Airport

Spokane Airport Board                                   

Description of Service

Spokane Airports is jointly owned by Spokane County and the City of Spokane. The city and county operate the airports under provisions of RCW 14.08, which establishes the operation of airports by more than one municipality under joint agreement.  The operating authority of Spokane Airports is the Spokane Airport Board, consisting of seven appointees from the two governmental bodies.  The Board annually oversees a capital and operating budget of approximately $118 million from various funding sources.

The Board operates three facilities: Spokane International Airport, Felts Field Airport, and the Airport Business Park. The Board also has a Grant of Authority to operate Foreign-Trade Zone #224.

Spokane International Airport is a 6,000-acre commercial service airport served by six airlines and three air cargo carriers.  The airport processed over 3.9 million total passengers and 78,895 U.S. air cargo tons in 2022. It is the second largest airport in the State of Washington and recognized by the FAA as a small hub.

Felts Field is a 400-acre general reliever airport that had nearly 70,000 aviation operations in 2022 and is home to over 200 aircraft and nine commercial tenants.  The airport has a Fixed Based Operator and avionic services available. The Airport has two paved runways and a turf landing strip as well as the ability to accommodate water landings on the adjacent Spokane River.

The Airport Business Park is an industrial and business park development that comprises 540 acres. Strategically located adjacent to the airport facilities and Interstate 90, it has 28 buildings and 22 tenants.

The Spokane Airport Board was formed in 1962 and has operated Spokane's airports since that time.  The Board’s three properties are operated and maintained by revenues derived from rents and fees generated on the facilities. None receive appropriated tax dollars.

 The geographic area served by Spokane Airports is all of what is known as the Inland Northwest, including Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and portions of Southern British Columbia and Alberta. 1.7 million people reside in this market area.




Board Members


Ezra Eckhardt

Vice Chair
Al French 


Jennifer West


Brooke Baker Spink
Nancy Vorhees
Betsy Wilkerson
Max Kuney

Airport CEO
Lawrence J. Krauter, A.A.E., AICP

General Counsel

Brian Werst


2023 Board Agenda