Tri-Cities Airport drops daily nonstops to LAX, adds Chicago O’Hare
PASCO, Wash. — Lauded as a West-Coast game-changer just months ago, Tri-Cities Airport has grounded daily nonstop service from PSC to LAX in favor of a new focus on the Midwest and East Coast.
The daily nonstops to Los Angeles will end January 5, 2020, Airport Director Buck Taft announced Monday morning.
Nonstop service between PSC and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is set to begin June 4, 2020.
“Our flights across the country continue to shift with the region’s demand,” Taft said in a statement. “As more travelers fly through PSC, we hope they will continue to use our current offerings and also embrace the nonstop flight to Chicago and its easy connections to the East Coast.”
Tri-Cities Airport is busier than ever these days. Nearly 900,000 passengers will pass through PSC by the end of the year, Taft estimates — a 12% bump over 2018.
Taft says there will still be “seasonal service” to Los Angeles.
PSC also has nonstop connections to Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix-Mesa, San Francisco, Seattle and Salt Lake City.