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Alaska Airlines announces 13 new routes from Paine Field

Alaska said last May it planned up to nine flights a day.

Alaska Airlines announced 13 new routes from Everett's Paine Field Tuesday morning.

When commercial passenger flights from the Snohomish County airport begin this fall, Alaska will offer 13 nonstop departures to eight cities every day.

The new cities include Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Orange County, California; Phoenix; Portland; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose, California. Flight frequencies with departure and arrival times will be announced later in 2018 after government approval, the airline said in a press release.

"This is both a historic occasion and a great honor for Alaska Airlines. We are excited to be able to continue our commitment to the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines' chief commercial officer. "We're proud to become the anchor tenant of the new terminal at Paine Field. With so many new possibilities for business and leisure travel, we believe this will bring increased opportunities to our communities."

United Airlines also says it plans service out of Paine Field.

Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive said he welcomed the announcement.

“As Paine Field becomes a connection to the world, our residents will have more options for business and leisure travel," Somers said. "We know that commercial passenger service will have a significant impact both on our economy and on our ability to attract world-class businesses to our region.”

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