The passenger terminal at Paine Field (PAE), located 30 miles north of Seattle in Everett, WA, opened just about a year ago.
The first fight took off on March 4, 2019.
A private partnership between Propeller Airports and Snohomish County, the 2-gate terminal feels more like a swanky airport lounge than a small regional airport.
The $40 million terminal was designed by Denver-based Fentress Architects. In the lobby, there’s a concierge desk and Solari flight display board programmed to emit the retro flip-board “flapping.”
Post-security, passengers find two fireplaces, plenty of armchairs, display cases filled with Paine Field-related memorabilia, and two glass-walled jet bridges.
And the views! Paine Field Airport passenger terminal sits on the same airfield as the Boeing widebody assembly plant, so interesting and unusual aircraft can usually be spotted out the windows.
As it approaches its first anniversary, Paine Field took a moment to celebrate its millionth passenger.
The lucky passenger, Aristotle Roberts of Lynnwood, WA, was presented with a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, two round trip tickets to any of Paine Field’s 12 nonstop destinations and, oddly, one million days of free valet parking at the terminal.
From Paine Field Airport (PAE), travelers can fly to Spokane, Portland, San Francisco, Denver, Las Vegas, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, Orange County, Phoenix and, soon, Boise, ID.