Flights from Paine Field delayed for additional noise and ground traffic review by the FAA

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Hangars at Paine Field
According to an article in The Seattle Times, commercial flights from Paine Field will be delayed pending an additional review of the impact on noise and ground traffic by the FAA. 

"The FAA is requiring a new review because the flight operations now proposed by Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United will bring many more passengers than originally approved in a 2012 environmental impact assessment."

The original estimate was for a dozen commercial flights a day. Current estimates would put that number over 24 to begin.

The reviews can take up to 18 months, but the airport director seems confident that flights will being in January 2019.

Read the full article here.


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