The airline will ultimately offer 13 departures every day from Everett’s Paine Field, to be known in airport parlance as PAE.
Alaska Airlines announced Tuesday that it will begin this fall offering nonstop flight service from Paine Field airport in Everett to more than a half-dozen destinations.
The Seattle-based airline will ultimately offer 13 departures to eight cities every day starting this fall.
The all-jet service will connect Paine Field to airports in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Portland as well as California airports in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose.
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Flight frequencies for each destination, along with departure and arrival times, will be announced later this year, subject to government approval.
It’s part of Alaska Airlines’ efforts to become the “go-to airline for anyone living on the West Coast,” according to a news statement released Tuesday.
“We are excited to be able to continue our commitment to the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska’s chief commercial officer. “We’re proud to become the anchor tenant of the new terminal at Paine Field. With so many new possibilities for business and leisure travel, we believe this will bring increased opportunities to our communities.”
In a statement, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers said the new passenger service “will have a significant impact both on our economy and on our ability to attract world-class businesses to our region.”
The plan is for Alaska’s regional subsidiary Horizon Air to do the flying from Paine Field using its new Embraer E175 jets. These aircraft seat 76 passengers with a single aisle dividing four seats abreast.
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