According to recent USA Today article, the Federal Shutdown may delay passenger flights coming to Paine Field.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Gregory Martin told the Everett Daily Herald, “the partial shutdown could potentially delay” the agency’s approval or disapproval of revised environmental assessment that must be OK’d before airline service can resume at Paine Field.
However, most industry experts consider the approval to be a simple formality.
Brett Smith, CEO of the Propeller Airports, the company that built and manages the new Paine Field passenger terminal, told the Daily Herald that he still expects an on-time opening.
If things go as planned, Alaska Airlines flights will begin Feb. 11 and United flights will begin March 31.
At this time, it appears that everything is moving forward. For example, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is holding a hiring event, Saturday, January 12th from 9 AM – Noon in the conference room above Castle and Cook Aviation across from the new terminal at Paine Field. 9724 32nd Drive West. Click for directions. You can read more about the hiring event on MyEverettNews