Alaska Launching Paine Field Service, United Next

The airlines' inaugural flights will mark the first time since the WWII era that the airport has hosted commercial air service
Posted: Mar, 01 2019
 
 
  • The airlines inaugural flights will mark the first time since the WWII era that the airport has hosted commercial air service

Alaska Airlines will launch commercial service at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, on Monday, March 4, in the wake of the airport’s christening of its new Paine Field Passenger Terminal.

United Airlines will follow suit at month’s end, March 31, by inaugurating its own service at the airport, located about 20 miles north of Seattle. The airport will offer 24 daily flights to nine locations, according to Everett-based Propeller Airports ― which designed, financed and constructed the new passenger terminal in partnership with Snohomish County.

The airfield has been used frequently over the years by aircraft-maker Boeing, which assembles and services the bulk of its wide-body fleet in Everett. The unveiling of the new terminal and launching of flight service by Alaska and United airlines at Paine Field, however, will mark the first time since the 1940s that the airport, built in 1936, has hosted commercial flights.

There are 504 airports nationwide that offer commercial flights, according to a press statement from Propeller, which notes that “new ones rarely join that list, making the addition of Paine Field even more significant.”

The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships recently recognized Propeller for its innovative design and construction of the new Paine Field terminal.

"We are so proud to be part of such a strong partnership that delivered a vital new resource to the Puget Sound region: a state-of-the-art passenger terminal that will benefit our economy as much as it will passengers," Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers says.

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