Bellingham International Airport in Washington state and other small airports along the the U.S.-Canada border are humming with business from bargain-hunting Canadians. They’re driving across the border for cheaper American airfares. (Photo from Bellingham International Airport website)
In the recently expanded parking lots at Bellingham International, there are hundreds of cars, most with license plates from one place: British Columbia.
Bellingham has no scheduled international flights. The main way this “international” airport lives up to its name is that most of its passengers drive here from another country.
Zahir Dossa from Ladner, British Columbia, just south of Vancouver, is flying from Bellingham to Las Vegas.
“For us in Canada, with all the taxes and, you know, it’s much more reasonable to come through Bellingham,” Dossa said.
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