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New airline coming to Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A new airline is coming to the Yakima Airport and with flights to two more cities.

SeaPort Airlines will be offering service from Wenatchee to Yakima to Portland.
There will be three flights Monday through Friday and two weekend flights.

The airport has been trying for years to bring a second airline to Yakima and they say it could bring more than a shorter travel times for residents.

"A lot of opportunities for the local economy for tourists to come in, also open up the door for the business sector to get business people to come to the Yakima, Wenatchee, and Portland area all in the same day," said Robert Peterson, assistant airport manager.

Preparations are underway at the airport for the Wenatchee- Yakima- Portland service which starts March 1st.
The introductory rates will be $69 each way plus tax.