Air Travel

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Air Travel

Although major airlines serve the region's two airports, most people fly into Seattle or Portland, Oregon, and drive to the area.

Horizon Air. There are two nonstops daily between Sea-Tac and Yakima, a 45-minute flight. 800/547–9308. www.horizonair.com.

Tri-Cities Airport has a similar schedule from Seattle, a 60-minute trip, with additional nonstop connections to Denver, Portland, and Salt Lake City. Both Yakima and the Tri-Cities are served by Horizon. The Tri-Cities are also served by Delta and United.

Airline Contacts

Delta (800/221–1212. www.delta.com.)

United (800/241–6522. www.ual.com.)

Airports

Yakima International Airport (2300 W. Washington Ave., 4 miles southeast of downtown, Yakima, WA, 98903. 509/575–6149.)

Tri-Cities Regional Airport. This airport is more convenient to Grandview, Prosser, and Benton City. 3601 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, 99301. 509/547–6352.

Transfers

Taxis and public transit are available at both airports. Airporter Shuttle. There are services from Sea-Tac airport (between Seattle and Tacoma) to the Yakima airport ($42.50 in either direction), or downtown Yakima ($40) with stops in downtown Seattle, Cle Elum ($30), and Ellensburg ($35). Trips from the Seattle Amtrak terminal are five dollars more each way. 866/235–5247. www.airporter.com.

Yakima City Transit. In Yakima, this service can provide transportation to hotels. 509/575–6175. www.yakimawa.gov/services/transit.

Airport Transportation

Diamond Cab. From Yakima Airport, this company will take you pretty much anyplace in Washington State. 509/453–3113.

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