We invite you to visit the "City by the Lake". Whether it's for business or pleasure, North Idaho is beautiful anytime of the year. We experience mild winters and warm summers.

Whatever your interest, whatever the season, the Coeur d'Alene Area offers something for everyone:

Economic Benefit

The Coeur d'Alene Airport represents a true growth center for economic development.

Kootenai County and Local Cities benefit directly and indirectly through jobs, tourism dollars, and the relocation of small and medium-sized businesses which need convenient access to airways serving distant markets. In the 21st century, this communities economic stability will depend on the viability of this Airport in some of the following manners:

  • Enhances quality of life
  • Provides essential transportation link
  • Serves as gateway for visitors and tourists
  • Allows Coeur d'Alene businesses to compete
  • Generates local revenues, wages and jobs
  • Contributes over $129 million to the economic activity of Kootenai County*
  • Supports over 1,000 jobs for the Kootenai County residents*
  • Generates significant state and county tax revenues for our communities

*Source: Idaho Airport System Plan

Airport History

In 1941, the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce promoted the purchase of 720 acres of land on the Rathdrum Prairie for the Coeur d'Alene Airport. The Coeur d'Alene Airport was built in 1942 by the Army Engineers at a cost of over $400,000. It was designated as an alternate to Weeks Field (now, Kootenai County Fairgrounds) when a war training program was in operation.