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Alaska Airlines is doubling down on flights from Yakima to Seattle.  Ok, it's moving from one flight per day to two but it's a good sign.  A Yakima City News release says the second flight is thanks to an increase in passengers at YKM .

The ability to increase daily service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport indicates a strong local economy,” said Yakima Airport Director Robert Peterson. “Given the challenges the transportation industry is facing, this is great news. Alaska Airlines is supporting the Yakima Valley’s travel needs.

The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed air travel with Alaska Airlines cutting back to one YKM flight per day since May.

The second flight resumed effective Sunday, August 2nd. YKM’s daily flight schedule will be as follows:

  • YKM-SEA departs 5:35 am
  • YKM-SEA departs 11:10 am
  • SEA-YKM departs Seattle at 9:45 am
  • SEA-YKM departs Seattle at 9:30 pm

In June, YKM received more than 12,000 cloth masks for airport tenants, passengers and visitors to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with face covering requirements. Passengers can expect to see continued precautions including additional cleaning efforts, social distancing markers, mask requirements throughout travel and hand sanitizing stations.

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