United Airlines plans to begin commercial passenger service from Paine Field airport in Everett in fall 2018 with six daily flights to its hubs in Denver and San Francisco, the airline is announcing Thursday.
United follows Alaska Air Group in committing to scheduled flights out of the Snohomish County airport, ensuring that the planned passenger terminal will operate almost at full capacity as soon as it opens next year.
The airport will offer air travelers north of Seattle an alternative to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when flying to some popular Western U.S. destinations.
Dave Hilfman, United"™s senior vice president of worldwide sales, said in a statement that "North Seattle and northwest Washington area travelers will now have easy access to our hubs in Denver and San Francisco and to opportunities to connect to business centers around the world."
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers welcomed the prospect of "daily connections to United"™s hubs with international service»…