Southwest Airlines announces flight plans for Paine Field

VIDEO: Southwest announces it will fly out of Paine Field

EVERETT, Wash. — Thursday morning Southwest Airlines announced plans for commercial flights in and out of Paine Field in Everett.

Southwest plans to fly up to five flights a day from the new commercial terminal that is currently under construction.

That announcement was made during the company's fourth-quarter earnings presentation on Thursday.

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" . . . as a complement to our more than forty flights a day to 15 cities nonstop from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, today we announce our commitment to launch up to five daily flights at a new commercial aircraft facility at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, scheduled to be completed later this year."

Seattle-based Alaska will offer 13 daily nonstop departures to eight cities.

Alaska said fares from Everett will be similar to what passengers now pay at Sea-Tac Airport.

United has plans for six flights out of Paine Field.

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