Alaska Airlines starts taking reservations for flights out of Everett’s Paine Field


Alaska Airlines has started accepting bookings for passenger flights from Paine Field in Everett, bringing Snohomish County closer to realizing its goal of offering an alternative travel option to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The carrier will operate 18 flights to eight cities beginning Feb. 11, it said in a statement posted on its website Thursday. Those destinations are Portland, Las Vegas, Phoenix and five California airports: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Orange County.