70 Jobs Coming To Everett With Selection Of Support Services Firm For Paine Field

October 3, 2018

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The reality of being able to fly out of Everett, Washington directly to ten different destinations and then connect around the world is getting closer. Today Propeller Airports announced they will be handling baggage service for all three airlines serving Paine Field through an agreement with McGee Air Services. Here’s more from Brett Smith and his team at Propeller Airports.


A McGee flight line worker. Photo courtesy Propeller Airports.

Propeller Airports announced today that it has selected McGee Air Services, Inc. for aircraft ground handling and passenger mobility services on behalf of the airlines that will serve Paine Field.

The partnership is one of several that Propeller plans on announcing as construction of the new passenger terminal in Everett nears completion.

The terminal, designed by leading architectural firm Fentress, is intended to provide customers a higher level of service and comfort than larger airports and to become the go-to travel option for the northern Seattle metro area.

McGee Air Services, an independent subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, will handle Paine Field’s 24 daily departures and arrivals with aircraft marshaling and towing, baggage handling, loading and unloading, cabin cleaning, passenger support and mobility services. The agreement with Propeller will create approximately 70 new union jobs for McGee’s Paine Field operation.

“From the beginning, the terminal at Paine Field has been about bringing civility back to the airport experience and making it enjoyable for passengers again,” said Brett Smith, CEO of Propeller Airports. “McGee is the right partner to manage these operations and I am confident that they will make the entire operation more efficient. McGee shares our commitment to a high level of service and getting passengers to their destinations efficiently. We’re excited to have them join us.”

The agreement marks a change from most ground handling operations at even the smallest airports in the U.S. Normally, each airline selects its own ground handler, however Propeller is streamlining the process. This structure will enable both companies to deliver a higher level of customer service to customers and will make the flying experience more efficient, speedy, and comfortable for passengers.

“Propeller’s new terminal at Paine Field is going to be a huge asset for Washington,” said Dean DuVall, President of McGee Air Services. “As a company based in the Pacific Northwest, we’re excited to bring our exceptional service to the region’s travelers. We’re thrilled to partner with Propeller on a truly innovative project and look forward to working with everyone on the team.”

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