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Alaska Airlines starts selling tickets for flights from Everett Paine Field

From the Alaska Airlines blog:

If you live north of Seattle and throughout Snohomish County, we’re ready to make your day with some news you’ve probably been waiting to hear: We’re now selling tickets for 18 daily nonstop flights between Paine Field in Everett, Washington, and eight West Coast cities.

Say hello to Alaska flights at a more convenient, brand new airport terminal, and goodbye to a potentially much farther drive south to Sea-Tac Airport.

The first day of scheduled service is Feb. 11, 2019, subject to government approval. The all-jet service from Paine Field will be provided by Horizon Air flying the Embraer 175 aircraft featuring first class and premium class cabins.

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We’re also excited to offer more options to our guests. We recently acquired five additional gate times at Paine Field, which would allow us to offer up to 18 daily nonstop departures in early 2019 upon receipt of required government approvals. This would mean more frequencies to several of the previously announced destinations: Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Orange County, California; Phoenix; Portland, Oregon; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose, California.

“We’re tremendously honored to be a part of this historic moment with the opening of a brand new commercial airport,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines’ chief commercial officer. “Providing all new service from Paine Field and further expanding where we fly our guests, including from our Global Partners’ major international hubs, highlights the strong growth in our region and a thriving West Coast.”

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To celebrate the start of ticket sales, we’re offering a two-day sale on fares to and from Paine Field, starting at low as $39 one-way*. And for all nonstop flights flown to and from Paine Field through March 31, 2019, Mileage Plan members will earn double miles after they register for a special promotion**.

After the initial start of service on Feb. 11, the planned daily flight frequencies will increase over the course of several weeks to ensure new operations are running smoothly. Here’s how that looks on our flight schedule:

Flight Schedule

Service Begins Route Flight Time
Feb. 11 only Paine Field-Las Vegas 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Feb. 11 only Las Vegas-Paine Field 1:55 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 12 Paine Field-Los Angeles 7:00 a.m.-9:40 a.m.
Feb. 12 Los Angeles-Paine Field 10:25 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Feb. 12 Paine Field-San Jose 2:00 p.m.-4:05 p.m.
Feb. 12 San Jose-Paine Field 5:45 p.m.-7:55 p.m.
Feb. 14 Paine Field-San Francisco 8:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Feb. 14 Paine Field-Portland 9:05 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Feb. 14 San Francisco-Paine Field 12:05 p.m.-2:20 p.m.
Feb. 14 Paine Field-San Francisco 3:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Feb. 14 San Francisco-Paine Field 6:00 p.m.-8:25 p.m.
Feb. 15 Portland-Paine Field 7:40 a.m.-8:40 a.m.
Feb. 15 Paine Field-Las Vegas 9:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Feb. 15 Las Vegas-Paine Field 12:35 p.m.-3:20 p.m.
Feb. 15 Paine Field-Los Angeles 4:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Feb. 15 Los Angeles-Paine Field 7:55 p.m.-10:50 p.m.
Feb. 18 Paine Field-Portland 6:30 a.m.-7:25 a.m.
Feb. 18 Portland-Paine Field 10:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
Feb. 18 Paine Field-Phoenix 12:00 p.m.-2:55 p.m.
Feb. 18 Phoenix-Paine Field 4:55 p.m.-7:05 p.m.
Feb. 18 Paine Field-San Diego 7:45 p.m.-10:35 p.m.
Feb. 19 San Diego-Paine Field 7:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Feb. 19 Paine Field-Los Angeles 11:25 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Feb. 19 Los Angeles-Paine Field 3:35 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 Paine Field-Los Angeles 7:10 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Feb. 20 Los Angeles-Paine Field 7:10 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Feb. 20 Paine Field-San Diego 10:40 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 San Diego-Paine Field 2:20 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
Feb. 20 Paine Field-Portland 6:00 p.m.-6:55 p.m.
Feb. 20 Portland-Paine Field 9:40 p.m.-10:35 p.m.
March 11 Paine Field-San Jose 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
March 11 San Jose-Paine Field 10:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
March 11 Paine Field-Portland 1:20 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
March 11 Portland-Paine Field 3:55 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
March 11 Paine Field-Las Vegas 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
March 11 Las Vegas-Paine Field 8:45 p.m.-11:25 p.m.
March 12 Paine Field-Orange County 8:00 a.m.-11:10 a.m.
March 12 Orange County-Paine Field 5:50 p.m.-8:40 p.m.

Flight times based on local time zones.

*Fare Terms & Conditions apply. Flights subject to government approval.

**Offer Terms & Conditions apply. Limited time offer.

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Alaska Airlines and Paine Field go way back – all the way to the ’40s

From the Alaska Airlines blog:

When we announced we’d be flying out of Paine Field Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington, we heard your cheers. What you may not realize is how loudly we’re cheering with you – and why.

By offering new commercial service, subject to government approval, from the North Puget Sound region in early 2019, we’re returning to our roots. Flying out of Paine Field is a homecoming for Alaska Airlines.

In the late 1940s, we outgrew our home at Merrill Field in Anchorage as we added World War II surplus aircraft to our fleet. We needed a bigger base for charter flights, so airline President James Wooten made a deal with Boeing to house our operating headquarters at Paine Field – at the Boeing Service Center in the northwest corner of the airfield to be exact.

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In 1953, we moved our corporate headquarters to downtown Seattle but kept a maintenance hangar at Paine Field. Snohomish County officials built a hangar for Alaska at the southern end of Paine Field three years later.

It wasn’t until 1963 that we moved our maintenance team to Sea-Tac airport. Since that time, the Paine Field hangars have been used by Paul Allen’s Aviation Flying Heritage Museum.

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It’s Paine, not Pain

Paine Field was named after Topliff Olin Paine, a pilot for the postal service who grew up in Everett, attended the University of Washington and worked for the U.S. Forest Service before joining the Army during World War I.

Paine is famous for piloting his aircraft into areas that others thought impossible. In 1920, he was appointed as a pilot with the then experimental Air Mail Service. He was considered one of the top flyers for the Western Division of the Air Mail Service.

How’d it get there?

Paine Field Snohomish County Airport was built in 1936. Intended to be a large commercial airport, it instead became a base for military operations during World War II and then the Korean War.

In 1966, Boeing took over the airport to build the plant for its 747 operations (the 747’s maiden flight was in 1969). Boeing still occupies the airport as well as other businesses including Aviation Technical Services, one of our maintenance vendors.

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Southwest Airlines is coming to Paine Field in Everett, WA

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Southwest Airlines (Dallas), as part of its 2017 financial report, disclosed today it too will fly from Paine Field in Everett, WA, north of Seattle later this year. The carrier will offer five daily flights from PAE.

Southwest will later disclose the destinations which are likely to be along the West Coast.

Previously Alaska Airlines announced service Paine Field with up to 13 daily flights from PAE.

United Airlines also announced it would operate six flights a day from PAE to its hubs in San Francsico and Denver.

Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-71B WL N7845A (msn 29366) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 935026.

Southwest Airlines aircraft slide show (current livery):

Alaska unveils 13 daily departures to 8 destinations from Everett Paine Field

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Alaska Airlines, the Seattle-area’s hometown airline, announced today new daily nonstop service from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington. When commercial service begins at the airport in the fall, Alaska will offer 13 nonstop departures to eight cities every day with premium service and low fares, further working to become the go-to airline for anyone living on the West Coast.

 

Alaska’s all-jet service will connect Paine Field to Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Orange County, California; Phoenix; Portland; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose, California. Flight frequencies for each destination along with departure and arrival times will be announced later in 2018, subject to government approval.

With Alaska’s new service from Paine Field, those looking to catch a flight north of Seattle and all around the North Sound (home to more than 1 million people) will have a new travel option closer to home. That’ll mean less driving to go farther south, saving time and fuel.

All Paine Field services will be operated by Horizon Air (below).

Alaska Horizon (Horizon Air) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N622QX (msn 17000651) SEA (Joe G. Walker). Image: 940650.

Above Copyright Photo: Alaska Horizon (Horizon Air) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N622QX (msn 17000651) SEA (Joe G. Walker). Image: 940650.

Alaska Horizon aircraft slide show:

Flights from Paine Field will offer three classes of service: first class, premium class and main cabin. Guests will enjoy Wi-Fi connectivity, more than 200 free movies and TV shows that can be streamed on personal devices and free texting while onboard.

Propeller Airports and Snohomish County are currently building the new, state-of-the-art terminal at Paine Field. It’s set to open in fall 2018.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Alaska Airlines): Alaska SkyWest (SkyWest Airlines) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N170SY (msn 17000483) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 940625.

Alaska SkyWest aircraft slide show:

United announces new flights from Paine Field, Everett, WA

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United Airlines (Chicago) made this surprising announcement about new scheduled services from Paine Field in Everett, WA (north of Seattle):

Nearly 80 years after operating the first commercial flight from Paine Field, United Airlines (UAL) has announced it is returning to the airport and will offer customers six daily flights to its hubs in Denver and San Francisco beginning in the fall of 2018.

Originally constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1936 to create jobs and economic growth in the region, the Snohomish County Airport quickly grew and served as an alternate-day landing field and in 1939 United Airlines operated the first commercial flight from the airport. Paine Field has since become the center of Boeing’s production facilities producing many United aircraft including the 747, 767, 777, and the 787 airplanes and employing tens of thousands of employees.

Located just 23 miles north of Seattle, Paine Field is the newest option for the fast growing number of business and leisure travelers from the Northern Seattle, Snohomish and Northern King County areas.

United currently operates 36 flights between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and its U.S. hubs. North Seattle and Northwest Washington are among the fastest growing areas in the nation and Paine Field will provide an essential and convenient choice for air travel moving forward.

Copyright Photo: United Airlines Boeing 737-724 WL N14731 (msn 28799) SFO (Mark Durbin). Image: 908021.

Alaska Airlines to offer nine daily departures from Paine Field in 2018

Alaska Airlines has issued this statement:

Air travel will get a lot easier for flyers living in Snohomish County and North King County, Washington, next year when Alaska Airlines introduces commercial service from Paine Field – Snohomish County Airport. Subject to government approvals, starting by fall of 2018, more than a million North Sound travelers will enjoy shorter commutes to the airport and up to nine daily departures.

Alaska Airlines plans to operate nine daily departures from Paine Field using a fuel-efficient fleet of Boeing 737 and Embraer 175 aircraft.

Groundbreaking on the new terminal is expected in early June, with full details of Alaska’s routes as well as ticket sale information to be announced in early 2018.

Image: Alaska Airlines.

AeroMexico unveils its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, named “Quetzalcoatl” in a special livery

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AeroMéxico presents the special livery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (XA-AML, msn 43859). The aircraft will be named “Quetzalcoatl” (meaning “Feathered Serpent”) after one of the principal deities of pre-Hispanic Mexico.

This is the first time in aviation history in which a design of this type is painted on an aircraft’s livery, offering a unique fusion of tradition and modernity. AeroMéxico’s Quetzalcoatl plane left the Boeing Aircraft Paint Hangar after a nine-day process—six days longer than expected—as the engineers found that they needed extra time to add all of the original hues and colors featured in the winning design.

In November 2014, AeroMéxico announced the “Design is in the Air” contest via social media and at several universities, inviting participants to submit a creative image to be painted on an aircraft’s fuselage. More than 1,000 participants presented their designs during the four-week contest period, 400 of which were chosen for meeting the requirements established in the rules. The winning design was created by graphic designer José Manuel Escudero of the Mexican state of Veracruz.

"Quetzalcoatl", AeroMexico's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, delivered on October 12, 2016

Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner XA-ADL (msn 43859) (Quetzalcoatl) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 935138.

AeroMéxico is the second carrier in Latin America to operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and plans to continue investing until its fleet has ten 787-9 aircraft, with the purpose of providing a better flight experience to customers. If an airline places an order for a 787 today, it could take between 10 to 15 years for it to be delivered. With a fuselage measuring 20 feet wider than the 787-8, the 787-9 will have the capacity for 48 additional passengers on longer routes (up to 300 more nautical miles) with 20% greater fuel efficiency, and up to 20% fewer emissions than the aircraft this model is replacing.

The airline has said that it will wait until the plane lands in Mexico to unveil the interior of this new aircraft that will change its customers’ travel experience.

Photo: AeroMexico.

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