An announcement was made by United Airlines in October 2018 that due to demand, daily flights from Tri-Cities to Los Angeles would soon be coming and that day is this Sunday.

United will offer a daily flight aboard a 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft between Pasco’s Tri-Cities Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

On Monday, the Port of Pasco will host a celebration of the the start of daily air service to LAX. The ceremony starts at 3:00 p.m. and will include a reception, ribbon cutting, local big-wig speeches and a lot of hootin' and hollerin' welcoming the arrival of the first flight from LAX at 3:35 p.m.

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Then hang around for a traditional water cannon salute to honor the new flight service. A water cannon salute is an airport tradition to honor military veterans, foreign dignitaries and new airline service. Salutes typically involve two firefighting rigs spraying arcs of water over an arriving or departing flight. It is a sign of respect, honor and gratitude. Once the pomp and circumstance and photo ops are complete, it's back in the air bound for LAX and the City of Angels at 3:42 p.m.

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