First Alaska Airlines, And now United Airlines
United Airlines announced that it will begin flying six daily flights between Paine Field, north of Seattle, and both Denver and San Francisco beginning in the fall of 2018.
What’s the big deal about Paine Field?
It’s the airfield in Everett – 23 miles north of Seattle – where Boeing has a much-toured production plant and where there’s been talk – and debate – for years of providing additional commercial flights for the traffic-clogged Seattle metro area.
The field was originally constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1936 to create jobs and economic growth in the region and in 1939 United Airlines operated the first commercial flight from the airport, the carrier reminds us.
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:, the airline said in a release.
We’re thrilled to announce our return to Everett’s Paine Field with daily flights to @DENAirport & @flySFO. https://t.co/QYlkOxcA9e pic.twitter.com/7U8O2heE39
— United (@united) August 10, 2017
Back in May, Alaska Airlines announced it would be the launch carrier from Paine Field, with a planned nine flight beginning in Fall 2018.