United Airlines’ service from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, will begin March 31. United had already announced its intention to fly from the airport north of Seattle, but it had not yet set a start date for its planned routes to Denver and San Francisco.
Alaska Airlines will be the first airline to resume commercial passenger service from the airport, launching 18 daily round-trip flights to eight West Coast airports on Feb. 11. Southwest also had announced plans to begin flying from Everett, but eventually abandoned that effort and transferred its Paine Field flight slots to Alaska Airlines.
As for United, it will run a schedule of six daily round-trip flights from Everett. Four will go to San Francisco and two to Denver. All will be operated by United Express affiliates on 76-seat Embraer E175 jets.
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines already operates its busy hub at the fast-growing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport that sits about 15 miles south of the city.
United also flies from Seattle-Tacoma, where it offers up to 40 daily flights to its U.S. hubs.