FAA Gives O.K. To Commercial Operations At Paine Field In Everett, WA

February 20, 2019

Everett, Everett Economy

Propeller airport

Propeller Airports CEO Brett Smith in front of the airport in this photo from May of last year.

Today the folks at Paine Field quietly posted the following on their website:

The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Feb. 20, 2019 that it has signed a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Supplemental Environmental Assessment the agency conducted on a proposal to allow commercial air service at Snohomish County Airport/Paine Field.

This was the permission for the final go-ahead that Propeller Airports had been waiting for since last summer. Propeller is the company building the terminal and responsible for its operation. The project has been delayed a few months. Last summer the FAA decided to review a prior approval after opponents argued there were more flights being offered now than were considered in an environmental review done a few years earlier.

In September of last year the FAA released a supplemental review, then held a public hearing and open comment period. After a delay caused by the shutdown of the Federal Government the final decision was released today. You can see it here on the Paine Field website.

The first flight is now set for March 4th. It will be from Everett to Portland with another flight leaving Everett for Las Vegas also on March 4th.

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