A new way for spotters to reach Boeing’s huge production plant north of Seattle will soon arrive as Alaska Airlines outlines its plans for Paine Field operations.
To date the airport, at Everett, around 28 miles north of Seattle, has not had any passenger service. However, last year both Alaska Airlines and United Airlines announced they would begin serving the airport once its new passenger terminal is opened later in 2018.
Now, Alaska has outlined its plans for all-jet services from the airport, linking it to the following cities:
- Las Vegas McCarran, NV
- Orange County, CA
- Portland, OR
- San Diego, CA
- San Francisco International, CA
- San Jose, CA
This gives locals another option than travelling through Seattle/Tacoma airport. More importantly it gives spotters wishing to catch up on the latest Boeing widebody aircraft being tested, and even take a tour of the huge production facility, a chance to fly directly to Everett rather than driving there from Seattle.
Boeing produces its 747, 767, 777 and 787 models at the airport.
United Airlines has not yet outlined its own plans to serve Paine Field.
Propeller Airports and Snohomish County are currently building the new, state-of-the-art terminal at Paine Field.
The airport will also close its main runway 16R/34L for essential overlay and cleaning work for nine days in early July. The alternative runway 16L/34R will be used during this period, but can only handle smaller aircraft. How Boeing deliveries will be affected during this period is not known.