Our newest destination from Paine Field? Think poolside in the desert

Palm Springs will be the ninth destination from Paine Field in Everett, starting in November 2019. (Photo by Ingrid Barrentine)

Not long after we started flying from Paine Field in early March, the requests from our guests began pouring in: Please add Palm Springs. The pull of desert sun and warmth is strong. (We understand.)

So your West Coast airline is making it happen. Starting Nov. 5, you’ll be able to fly nonstop with us between Everett and Palm Springs every day of the week – just in time for the Coachella Valley’s popular winter travel season. You can buy your Alaska Airlines tickets now for our ninth destination from Paine Field.

Effective Date City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
Nov. 5, 2019 Everett-Palm Springs 12:20 p.m. 3:05 p.m. Daily E175
Nov. 5, 2019 Palm Springs-Everett 3:55 p.m. 6:45 p.m. Daily E175

“Hands down, Palm Springs was number one on our guests’ wish list for the next destination from Paine Field,” said Noelle Fredrickson, general manager of network planning and strategy for Alaska Airlines. “After three months of flying at Everett, we thought this was a good time to make adjustments to improve the flying experiences for our guests. And hopefully make some people really happy.”

The start of service at Paine Field overall is a big hit – from the ease of getting to the airport, to the luxurious comfort of the new terminal, to the quick boarding process. As of late May, more than 160,000 passengers have flown with us at Paine Field.

Appreciating the popularity of desert destinations, we’re also excited to add a second roundtrip between Everett and Phoenix starting Aug. 26. Tickets for that new flight can be purchased right now.

Other changes are on the horizon, too. To make travel more convenient and efficient for our guests, we’re adjusting the number of flights between Everett and both Portland and Los Angeles.

“We’re optimizing our flight schedule to improve our operations,” said Fredrickson. “By flying three roundtrips a day instead of four to Portland and L.A., we can better provide the key flight times preferred by our business travelers, and allow for better connection windows.”

The adjustment enables us to add the new roundtrips to Palm Springs and Phoenix, while staying within our limit of 18 daily departures at Paine Field.

Alaska Airlines’ service out of Paine Field has been a big hit since it started in March 2019. (Photo by Ingrid Barrentine)

All Alaska flights at Paine Field are operated by Horizon Air with jet service using the Embraer 175 aircraft, which features a three-class cabin. From Paine Field, guests can currently fly to eight destinations: Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Orange County, California; Phoenix; Portland, Oregon; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose, California.

Don’t forget: From our gateway airports on the West Coast – such as Los Angeles and San Francisco – guests can connect with our Global Partners to fly to more than 900 destinations around the globe. Flyers can also earn and redeem miles with Alaska’s highly-acclaimed Mileage Plan program.

Happy flying.

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9 comments on "Our newest destination from Paine Field? Think poolside in the desert"

  1. I have been loving the Portland flights since I work at PDX and spend most weekends with family north of Seattle. I love the new terminal and the wonderful Alaska staff (no surprise there from my favorite airline). Please keep doing what you’re doing. I’ve waited years for this service. Thanks!

  2. Been flying Alaska forever and would love to go to Oakland instead of San Jose or SFO.. East bay is incredibly difficult to get to from both locations.. Still upset that route was never listed or considered.

  3. When will Alaska Airlines realize that those of us that live closer to Paine Field than Sea Tac would love to have flights going to Spokane and Eugene!???

    • Spokane is another top requested destination from Paine Field. As we move ahead with more planning this summer, we’ll be watching the performance in Everett to see if there are other adjustments we can make that would allow us to add more destinations, and when we do, Spokane will definitely be one we evaluate closely given the customer feedback received.

  4. We sure would love Alaska to expand to additional destinations from Medford OR. Love the airline.

  5. What about service between GEG and PAE? There are lots of business travelers coming to and through Seattle from Spokane.

    • Spokane is another top requested destination from Paine Field. As we move ahead with more planning this summer, we’ll be watching the performance in Everett to see if there are other adjustments we can make that would allow us to add more destinations, and when we do, Spokane will definitely be one we evaluate closely given the customer feedback received.

  6. THANK YOU from the biggest part of my heart. My family lives in Edmonds and I fly PSP-SFO-SEA That means a 45-60 minute trip at best for them to pick me up at SeaTAC and not counting my long layover in SFO. WE have been waiting for this announcement and I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am…I LOVE ALASKA AIRLINES…thanks again