Alaska Airlines on Thursday announced a proposed schedule of flights when commercial plane service comes to Everett’s Paine Field, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported.
In December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved commercial passenger flights out of the general-aviation airport. It’s unclear how soon flights could take off since an organized community group — Save Our Communities — has long opposed passenger flights at Paine Field; a passenger terminal also has to be built, The Times said. Alaska Airlines said it has told the FAA that it could have 28 round-trip flights per week leaving from the Everett airport.
Alaska is proposing, in the first year, 14 weekly round-trip flights to Las Vegas, Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, using Boeing 737-800 jet aircraft. Alaska would also fly 21 weekly round-trip flights to Portland with Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. Not all destinations would be served daily.
You can read the complete Alaska Airlines news release here.