Commercial air service is set to begin at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, about 30 miles north of Seattle, in the fall of 2018.
A small, state-of-the-terminal is being built and both Alaska Airlines and United Airlines have said they would offer service from the airport.
In August, United said it plans to fly to both Denver and San Francisco daily from Paine Field, but Alaska has just announced the cities it plans to serve from Everett.
Starting fall 2018, Alaska announced, it will offer 13 daily nonstops from Paine Field to eight West Coast cities: Los Angeles; Orange County, Phoenix; Portland; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose, California.
The number of flights for each destination is still being determined.
Flying from Paine Field is appealing to many people who live in the Puget Sound region north of Seattle in what is called the “North Sound” because it means not having to battle the Seattle traffic going south to get to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.