After decades serving business and general aviation traffic, Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport (PAE) is adding scheduled passenger service out of a polished new terminal owned and operated by a private operator. The Everett, WA, airport will have 24 daily roundtrip flights to nine western U.S. markets when its schedule is in full swing this spring.

New service by Alaska Airlines and United Airlines is good news for travelers living in the northern Seattle metro area, who previously had to drive 50+ miles south to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. But the new terminal provides passengers with much more than proximity. The $40 million terminal features upscale finishes and VIP amenities such as concierge service, floor-to-ceiling fireplaces and individual, private restrooms.