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Alaska to Begin Service to Honolulu From Everett Paine Field

An Alaska Airlines 737 MAX 9. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Zera)

Alaska Airlines has announced that starting November 17th they will offer year round flights to Honolulu from Seattle/Everett Paine Field. For a limited time fares will start at $149 each way as well as redemptions through Alaska’s mileage plan starting at 12,500. In the press release, Alaska said “This is our first new route to Honolulu in more than a decade and it will be the longest flight we will operate from Paine Field.”

Paine Field is a smaller airport to the north of Seattle and this route allows Alaska to offer more convient services to the community on the northern side of the city. The release also said that “ [Alaska] launched [their] regularly scheduled service there in March 2019 when the new facility opened. Many of our guests enjoy the smaller terminal’s location and upscale lounge atmosphere instead of spending time and money driving to Seattle’s main airport. The airport recently welcomed its one-millionth passenger on a departing flight from Seattle/Everett.”

If there’s one place our guests told us again and again that they wanted to fly to from Seattle’s northern airport, it’s beautiful Hawaii. We’ve been eager to make it happen,” said Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines. “We’ve proudly served the Hawaiian Islands for more than 15 years. This new route adds Seattle/Everett to our list of West Coast gateways to Honolulu. We’ll be ready to say aloha to our guests on this new flight this fall.” After the launch of this flight, Alaska will serve nonstop flights to Hawaii from 8 different west coast locations. Currently Alaska flies from Anchorage, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle-Tacoma, Portland, San Jose and San Diego.

The winter schedule starting on November 17, 2023 will be once daily leaving Paine Field at 9:25am and returning at 2:40 pm. They will be operated by Alaska’s fleet of 737 aircraft. Tickets start at $149 one way and Mileage Plan redemptions are available from the first flight.

Alaska’s 737 fleet offers a three-class configuration with outlets at every seat and movies and television programs to stream on passengers’ personal devices. They are also equipped with Wi-Fi that Alaska calls “streaming-fast”, wi-fi is, as expected, available for a fee.

Alaska has Flown to Honolulu from Washington State since 2007 with Lihue and Kauai later that year. It remains to be seen if the Everett to Honolulu flight will be successful in the long run as Seattle-Tacoma is not too far to the south and it is the main hub for the airline. Alaska’s high service standard will undoubtedly make this a tantalizing option for anyone not wanting to make the trek to SeaTac.


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