YAKIMA, Wash.-- The new manager for the Yakima
Airport has a bold vision for the future that includes more passengers and more
Rob Peterson served as assistant manager
since 2011 before taking the promotion.
The city recently took full control of
the airport and will now run it as a city department.
Peterson says he's looking forward to
repairing and updating the aging infrastructure at the airport, but the biggest
goal is attracting more business.
"The main areas of focus in
conjunction with the city of Yakima is to increase the marketing of the
airport. That's one item that's been lacking for a few years," said
Peterson says he'll work with a consulting agency the city recently
hired to try to attract more airlines and get more people to use the airport.