Propeller Airport Terminal Progressing On Schedule At Paine Field

May 20, 2018


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Propeller Airports CEO Brett Smith relocated to the area from New York to personally oversee every detail.

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The view of the terminal from the arrival gates and taxi ramp. The glass will be installed next week.

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A look at the approach to the terminal which will offer valet parking.

We’re anxious to get started, the airlines are anxious to get started and come September we’ll both be waiting for the FAA to give the go ahead. That’s the message from Brett Smith, CEO Propeller Airports who is building a new two-gate passenger terminal at Paine Field in south Everett.

“What we are creating is a hospitality experience,” said Smith who provided with a tour last week. “You can valet park and walk right in, every seat in the waiting area has power outlets and free high-speed internet, our restaurant serves top quality healthy food, and there’s a full bar.”

Other touches include unisex bathrooms, two fireplaces in the waiting area and even free shoe shines. The departure and arrival boards are even a throwback to old-style Solari boards (though now computer generated) and artwork will reflect the history of Paine Field plus Everett and the surrounding area.

While the terminal will likely serve more business passengers than recreational travelers Smith says their goal is simple. “We want to give the best impression of Everett and Snohomish County to all of our visitors and bring some civility back to the air travel experience.”

There are three check in desks in the departure area, a TSA-Pre screen line and two regular TSA lines. Smith says their goal is to have you from your car through security and to the waiting area in five minutes.

Time is a big topic when talking with Smith. He told that Propeller Airport’s terminal is all about saving time. From an easy commute to Paine Field in Everett, Washington instead of Sea-Tac, to the time to get through security and to your gate.

There’s the savings of time spent getting the plane from the gate into the air with the terminal right by the control tower and short taxi to and from the runway. Even the time getting off the plane and picking up bags and exiting the terminal to your car has been streamlined said Smith. “With our app, you can scan your valet ticket on your phone so when you land we can have your car waiting for you as you come out of the departure gate.”

The first steel went up March 6th and next week the glass will be installed throughout the terminal. Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines have claimed the current availability for flights in and out of Paine Field this fall. Alaska will be flying to and from Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Orange County, California;
Phoenix; Portland; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose, California. United will be flying to and from Denver and San Francisco. Southwest is expected to announce its routes within the next few months.

The exact date for flights to begin at the terminal will be set by the FAA but Smith says Propeller and the airlines are ready. “Things are moving forward on time and we are thrilled to be making the trip to the airport special again,” Smith said. “This is going to be a showpiece.”


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