Snohomish County airports note decline in aviation
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- In the past decade the number of takeoffs and landings at Paine Field has dropped by nearly half.
The Snohomish County airport at Everett serves Boeing and aircraft maintenance businesses. But, most of the decline is among small private aircraft.
The Daily Herald reports that similar declines at Arlington Airport and Harvey Field in Snohomish are part of a national trend. Aviation is affected by high fuel prices. Fewer people are learning to fly and flying their own planes.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com