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Alaska Airlines Adds Daily Route from Anchorage to Everett, WA

Aug 31, 2022 | News, Transportation

A Horizon Air Embraer 175 jet at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport

A Horizon Air Embraer 175 jet at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport.

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Travelers flying from Anchorage to Seattle have a new airport option, provided they don’t mind an extra 20 minutes of ground transport.

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Alaska Airlines is adding daily round-trip service from Anchorage to Everett, Washington, just north of the Seattle area, effective November 30. Sister carrier Horizon Air will fly an Embraer 175 out of Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport around 11 a.m., arriving in Anchorage around three hours later. The southbound trip departs in the early afternoon and lands in Everett by dinner time.

“We listened to our guests who live and work from north of Seattle to the Canadian border. They told us one of their top requests is a nonstop flight between Everett and Anchorage,” says Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances for Alaska Airlines. “There’s a significant need and demand to connect workers and businesses in the two regions—from the fishing industry to aviation—in addition to the desire for leisure travel. We’re ready to welcome our guests on this new route this fall.”

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Flights connecting in Everett include Horizon routes to Spokane, Boise, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and four destinations in California: San Francisco, Palm Springs, Orange County, and San Diego. The route to Anchorage is the longest flight served from the airport.

“We are thankful for the rich history of business and community engagement provided by Alaska Airlines,” says Garry Clark, president and CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. “This is extra sweet due to Alaska Airlines’ history: Anchorage served as the first flight location for Alaska Airlines and its founder Linious McGee back in 1932. Snohomish County is grateful for Alaska and its continued efforts at Paine Field.”

Everett is a relatively new hub for Alaska Airlines. The airport is better known as part of Boeing’s assembly plant for 747, 767, and 777 aircraft. Attempts to bring commercial flights there weren’t successful until 2019, when a passenger terminal opened. Earlier this year, Horizon began operating a new 74,000 square foot hangar and maintenance facility on the Paine Field property that can accommodate up to four Embraer 175 aircraft at a time.

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