After delays from FAA review and a 3-week government shutdown, Paine Field will open Monday to commercial flights.
"It's a historic moment for Snohomish County," said Ryan Crowther, who lives in Everett and has a ticket for one of the first flights out of Snohomish County Airport on Monday.
Flight to Las Vegas to be a part of history.
“That's the fun of it. I really want to go to Vegas on a Monday. But to be part of a first experience of walking through the terminal, being 10 minutes away from my house, and seeing the excitement, it's worth it, ”said Crowther.
: 30 am on Monday.
Paine Field is also called the Snohomish County Airport, developed as part of a public-private partnership with Propeller Airports.
19659003] “It's not your typical airport. Power at every seat, high speed internet throughout. ”Smith said he projects 1.2 million travelers will pass through Paine Field annually.
Some travelers who live nearby are relieved to have an airport close to home. I don't have to fight my way through I-5, SR-99, go through the city, ”said Matthew LaRocca, who lives in Edmonds and has a flight scheduled for March 20 out of Paine Field. “We're flying out at 5 o'clock so we can leave and get there in 5 minutes, it's really nice.”
The FAA completed its environmental review on February 20 and didn't find any significant noise or traffic impacts from the 24-planned daily departures
That review had been delayed due to the 3-week government shutdown.
, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.
United Airlines will start commercial flights at Paine Field on March 31.