Alaska Airlines: Everett Paine Field flights will begin Feb. 11

This photo provided by Alaska Airlines shows an Embraer E175 of affiliate Horizon Air at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. (Photo: Alaska Airlines)

 

There will be commercial airline flights at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, by mid-February.

Alaska Airlines announced that its flights there will begin on Feb. 11, when it launches a planned schedule of 18 daily round-trip flights between Everett and eight West Coast cities. Tickets are now on sale on the routes, with promotional fares as low as $39 one way.

Though Paine Field is home to Boeing’s widebody a    ssembly line and has some general aviation flights, it has been decades since the airport last had regular commercial passenger service.

But two airlines – Alaska Airlines and United – announced plans last year to begin flights there once a new passenger terminal was built. Southwest became the third to say it would fly from Paine Field earlier this year, but the low-cost giant said Thursday it had changed its mind and that it would transfer its slots there to Alaska.

With that change of heart by Southwest, Alaska has increased its plans for Paine Field to 18 flights, up from the 13 it initially planned. Alaska’s Everett destinations will be Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Orange County, California; Phoenix; Portland, Oregon; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose, California.

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