I had not looked but it appears they do, starting in June. So this whole PSC thing may be a ruse if Avelo is truly only entering unserved markets.
I believe Avelo is also looking at PHX, so PSC-PHX is a possibility since it is not currently served.
I’m sorry but does anybody even want to go to PSC there not really a tourist or have anything to offer
Full disclosure…I am a Pasco resident and former Southern Californian.
PSC serves the communities of Pasco, Kennewick, & Richland (the “Tri-Cities”) plus the greater area. The immediate Tri-Cities population is now over 300,000 with a $41m expansion to the airport completed in 2018. The new PSC facility is quite nice, far nicer than the hovel in BUR, which I’ve flown into twice in the last 30 days on AS having to connect in SEA. It was was stated pre-Covid the PSC airport was pulling in travelers from Yakima, Walla Walla, and north eastern Oregon in great numbers.
While I agree the Tri-Cities may not be a huge tourist destination we actually have quite a bit of wine tourism given we are the heart of Washington Wine Country, with over 200 wineries located within a 50 mile radius it is big business. The UA SFO-PSC flights are known as the wine flights, additionally PSC is one of the AS departure cities allowing one case of wine checked free of charge. The Tri-Cities is located at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima rivers that provide a range of water activities. With over 4,100 hotel rooms in the Tri-Cities the guests are getting here somehow.
More than a question of who would vacation here, it is the growing number of residents in our region traveling to southern California and other markets. The Tri-Cities has a median income of $72,773 (vs $66,111 for Burbank) and with our low cost of living that creates a tremendous amount of disposable income. Per the Pasco Port Authority, Southern California is the #1 destination for passengers departing PSC.
G4 has flights (some seasonal) from PSC to SAN, LAX, AZA, and LAS. With that level of service I’m sure XP is looking for their share.