Lt. Governor Habib broke first ground at Everett’s Paine Field this morning, initiating construction on the new passenger terminal scheduled to be completed summer of 2018.
The Lt. Governor kicked off the remarks, congratulating owner and developer Propeller Airports, commercial airline Alaska Air Group, and Snohomish County on the success of the project, which has been in the works since 2015.
The new passenger terminal is expected to offer an initial nine flights per day to popular regional destinations in Washington, Oregon and California, and presents an alternative to the traffic and congestion often associated with travel to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Beyond its advantages in terms of local convenience, the Lt. Governor also highlighted the larger opportunities the new terminal will bring to the growing Snohomish region.
Speaking about the impact of increasing our commercial air access, Lt. Governor Habib said, “Today is more than just the beginning of an exciting infrastructure development for Snohomish County. Today marks an inflection point that will be remembered as the day we decided to become a regional and global powerhouse, bridging a county divide to make Puget Sound a global access point from which immense opportunity for economic growth arises.”