Provo airport now fully funded, could break ground this year

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  • portlander Arlington, WA
    March 16, 2019 12:15 p.m.

    Everett Washington, 30 miles north of Sea-Tac International Airport, just opened a regional airport terminal at Paign Field, where Boeing builds 747's and other planes. Supported by Alaska Airlines as well as United, they will move many of their domestic flights away from Sea-Tac to take advantage of easier access, less traffic and more opportunities. For me, I am excited to have better opportunities to fly more directly to where I want to go. Provo is one destination that I would certainly be interested in traveling to if possible.

  • Red Smith , 00
    March 16, 2019 10:28 a.m.

    Utah needs an State Airport Authority to oversee all State airports and plan Utah's airport future.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 15, 2019 10:08 p.m.

    Finally, an airport that masquerades as a construction site.

  • Why would I? Kaysville, UT
    March 15, 2019 9:05 p.m.

    Why would I not be surprised in a carrier like Spirit came to Provo?

  • Holy-Schamoly-What Baloney Kaysville, UT
    March 15, 2019 9:05 p.m.

    Where Delta needs to go is West Texas where family members have a 5-hour drive to either Albuquerque or Dallas to catch a Delta flight. American, United and Southwest all fly to Amarillo, Lubbock, and Midland, but not Delta. So as a passenger you get to have a long drive or pick from 3 airlines that 1) Are never on time, or 2) Don't want to inspect their engines. or 3) Beat up passengers who bought a seat and drag them off the plane so the airline company employees can have your seat. (I'm not saying which airline fits each problem, but I have identified 3 problems and 3 airlines so you decide who owns each problem.) The sad part is Delta used to fly to Lubbock but claims they can't make a profit there any more. Well, the same is holding true for Frontier in Denver. Just look at how Southwest is taking over the airport there and I wouldn't be surprised to hear Frontier was going out of business. Southwest isn't as cheap as they used to be, in fact many times they are higher, but people don't want to pay for that first bag. Frontier (on my last trip to Denver from SLC) charged more for carry-on ($40) than they did for checked baggage ($25). The whole industry is messed up.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 15, 2019 6:02 p.m.

    @BYU Joe - MISSION VIEJO, CA
    March 15, 2019 4:57 p.m.
    Delta flights needed. Long Beach to Provo please. Santa Ana to Provo please.
    Bay Area to Provo, Las Vegas to Provo and LAX."

    Not going to happen. Delta flies to those airports already, from SLC. SLC is an international airport. Provo regional. Delta's not going to pay for extra equipment and personnel to fly to the same places from 50 miles away. Very low budget airlines will fly out of Provo. Southwest won't even fly to Provo. This is a waste of tax dollars.

  • BYU Joe MISSION VIEJO, CA
    March 15, 2019 4:57 p.m.

    Delta flights needed. Long Beach to Provo please. Santa Ana to Provo please.

    Bay Area to Provo, Las Vegas to Provo and LAX.

    The problem is SLC is a hub - many flight are justifiable because they are moving on to other flights. Provo is a final destination. Not so many flights are needed

    But I will keep wishing

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    March 15, 2019 4:06 p.m.

    We heard similar impact fallacies about St George.

    @impartial - the Church sends missionaries by rail there now, at least all of the missionaries I've known the past few years have gone via rail rather than bus.

    As for Provo, the best thing it could do to improve air traffic would be to find a better airline. Even Frontier was better than Allegiant

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 15, 2019 12:58 p.m.

    ""This would have a statewide impact — it would help keep cars off of I-15 around Point of the Mountain, it would boost tourism to the state and boost the economy," he said."

    Oh, good grief. This is a small regional airport and always will be. 98+% of Utah county residents will still fly out of SLC. "The" church will continue to send busloads of missionaries to the SLC airport. How will this boost tourism to the state? Ogden has an airport too. It's hasn't been a boost to the economy.