Alaska Airlines starts commercial service from Paine Field and we’ve got pictures

Alaska Airlines starts commercial service from Paine Field and we’ve got pictures

Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, WA

Alaska Airlines celebrated its first commercial flight leaving from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett (PAE), WA on March 4. The first flight was to Portland, OR.

It offers an easier and more convenient option, especially for passengers living north of Seattle – who will, most likely, go through shorter commutes, face less traffic congestion, and reduce stress levels prior to and after their flights. The Upper Case Bar is currently the terminal’s only option for food and beverages. It features local Pacific Northwest wines and signature craft cocktails, as well as food options from Beecher’s and coffee from Caffe Vita (which are both scheduled to open their own stores in May).

At Paine Field, the nation’s newest commercial terminal, Alaska Airlines will offer 18 daily nonstop flights serving 8 West Coast destinations:

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Phoenix, AZ

All Alaska flights will be operated with the Embraer 175 aircraft, in which every seat is either a window or an aisle (no middle seat) and an exceptional first class. During their flight, guests will have access to more than 500 free movies and TV shows (on personal devices), free texting (when available), and West Coast inspired food and beverage.

  • Ticket counter hours: daily from 4:30am to 9:00pm
  • Recommended arrival time:
    • With bags: 2 hours prior to departure
    • Without bags: 1 hour prior to departure



  • Alaska Airlines, “Alaska Airlines launches new travel era with commercial flights at Paine Field,” Mar 4, 2019.
  • Alaska Airlines, “Airport guides. Everett (PAE) Paine Field.”
  • Paine Field Passenger Terminal,, “Food & Drink.”


Earlier this week, Angie (our CEO) and Molly (one of our Account Managers) were the first ones at Tangerine to fly out of Paine Field. From their experience, improvements can be made from the long-term parking walkway to the terminal; however, aside from that, the new terminal is beautiful, security process takes little to no time, and food and beverage do not disappoint.

Here are some pictures they took to share with you: