Alaska Airlines have announced that flights will begin from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport (PAE), Washington from the 11th February 2019. Services will run nonstop to eight West Coast Cities 18 times a day.
The new service will be the first regular flight from Paine Field for many years. Despite being home to Boeing’s widebody assembly line, no commercial airlines had flown from the site for several decades. The new airport will save passengers in the North Sound area the gruelling trek to Sea-Tac for flights.
Alaska and United will both be offering flights from here now that the new passenger terminal is complete. Initially, Southwest also said they would be getting involved, but has since changed its mind and transferred all five of its slots at the airport to Alaska.
With this additional capacity, Alaska was able to increase its flights from its initial allocation of 13 per day to the 18 per day announced this week.
Where can you fly from Everett’s Paine Field?
Services are planned for routes to Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Orange County (SNA), Phoenix (PHX), Portland (PDX), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC). The first route to launch will be PAE to LAS, with subsequent routes being rolled out shortly after.
The timetable, as released by Alaska this week, looks something like this:
|Las Vegas (LAS)||11th February 2019||Twice daily|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||12th February 2019||4 x daily|
|San Jose (SJC)||12th February 2019||Twice daily|
|Portland (PDX)||14th February 2019||4 x daily|
|San Francisco||14th February 2019||Twice daily|
|Phoenix (PHX)||18th February 2019||Once daily|
|San Diego (SAN)||18th February 2019||Twice daily|
|Orange County (SNA)||12th March 2019||Once daily|
In terms of cost, these launch flights range from $39 one way to Portland to $69 one way to Las Vegas. Purchases made after November 16th may be more expensive.
Upgrades and awards
The flights will be provided by Horizon Air, using Embraer 175 aircraft. These will be three-tier planes, offering economy, premium economy and first class services. A premium class upgrade can be secured from as little as $35, giving you early boarding, free drinks and four more inches of legroom.
Members of Alaska’s Mileage Plan can register for their launch promotion, which offers double miles for all flights to and from Pain Field from the start of the routes until the end of March 2019. As the only remaining distance based loyalty program in the US, we highly rate Mileage Plan for excellent awards and availability.
There is also a current sweepstakes promotion on Alaska’s Mileage Plan, which could see you earning a share of 10,000,000 miles! Until 21st December, purchases of Alaska Miles attract a 50% bonus.