New York Company Wants To Build Passenger Terminal at Paine Field in Everett, WA

June 17, 2014

Everett, Everett Economy

1:45pm update: Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson issued the following statement a few minutes ago regarding the proposal by Propeller to build a passenger terminal at Paine Field…

“The June 16 letter from Propeller Airports to Snohomish County expressing interest in bringing limited commercial service to Paine Field represents a positive step for greater economic development and consumer choice. The regional flight service being contemplated would be less than one percent of Paine Field’s total air traffic, but give our residents access to cities across the Western states. In addition, service to Paine Field would leverage the key investments in the aviation industry that support so much of our local economy.

Propeller is planning to use private financing to create an accountable and effective public-private partnership. After years of debate, it’s time to take advantage of this opportunity and move forward with a plan that helps our economy, builds on our aviation foundation, and provides easier access to air travel.”

Propeller Inc.

Click on the logo to visit the Propeller Airports website.

Jake Whittenberg at KING 5 News broke the story this morning that Propeller Airports wants to begin negotiations with Paine Field for the right to build a terminal building for passenger service at Everett. Here’s Jake’s story.

This is a copy of a letter released by Snohomish County requesting negotiations begin within 30 days. Propeller Airports_Paine Field Commercial Air Service June 16 2014

Commercial service at Paine Field has been debated for decades. The cities of Mukilteo and Edmonds are in complete opposition while the city of Everett supports commercial flights. Currently an appeals court is considering the validity of a FAA study that says commercial service would not have a negative environmental impact on the area.

Ultimately the Snohomish County Council will have to decide if it wants to enter into negotiations to allow the proposal to move forward. It’s likely not going to be a fast process. We’ve reached out to Propeller for comment on their plans and will let you know what they have to say.

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2 Responses to “New York Company Wants To Build Passenger Terminal at Paine Field in Everett, WA”

  1. Warren Project Says:

    The question has always been…. Mukilteo.

    Do we want to keep Mukilteo the quiet little sleepy town by the ferry, the way it was? And 30 years ago the answer was yes. But over those 30 years Harbor Point happened. And its not the little, sleepy anything anymore.
    And Everett has also changed. Just look at our waterfront. To ignore change is obviously ignorant.

    At the same time, my choice is no. I dont want this to happen at Paine Field. I worked at Precision Airmotive some years back and it was a great experience. I dont want that to change. Although it has. Its completely different now. Because I worked there before 9/11. And the fact is that Everett needs its own commercial airport. But if we open it here to this one, the flood gates are open and there is no reason to expect it to remain just a small thing.

    #DrMorq

    • barbara Says:

      We do not want it in Mukilteo. It’s too dangerous, the flight path goes right over a family community and the planes land, so it seems just feet above the roadway.
      Sorry it is happening!!
      In fact it’s rather frightening that they allow a commercial airport is such a high density family area.