Snohomish County officials are changing the Everett airport’s name from Snohomish County Airport Paine Field to Seattle Paine Field International Airport.
The airport through Propeller Airports issued this statement:
Propeller Airports announced today that Snohomish County has renamed Paine Field (PAE) “Seattle Paine Field International Airport”. The rebranding will improve awareness of PAE among travelers searching for flights to the Seattle area, which offers a similar commute time from downtown Seattleto SeaTac (SEA).
The new name will also improve marketing opportunities, help attract more travelers, tourists, and investors to the airport, and reinforce its geographic proximity to the region’s main globally recognized business and economic hub. Seattle’s hometown carrier, Alaska Airlines, currently serves 10 destinations from PAE.
“We have always viewed Paine Field as a second gateway to the Seattle metro area and are excited that the County has rebranded the airport,” said Brett Smith, CEO of Propeller Airports. “‘Seattle Paine Field International Airport’ better captures the market that our airport serves.