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Paine Field earns honor as one of 10 best small airports


Last updated 4/15/2021 at 10:50am

Propeller Airports

Paine Field in Everett serves residents from Western Washington and beyond.

For the second year, Paine Field in Everett was named a winner as one of the 10 best small airports in the United States in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards for Travel.

"The global travel industry has had an extremely difficult year, but we're encouraged that as things resume and people return to flying that travelers still recognize the value, convenience, and service level we provide at Paine Field," said Brett Smith, CEO of Propeller Airports.

"We're proud of this honor and look forward to continuing to provide the best-in-class airport experience we've become known for."

Propeller Airports built the terminal and manages the facility through a public-private partnership with Snohomish County.

USA Today nominees are selected by a panel of experts including travel editors from Expert Flyer and The Points Guy, and then voted on over a four-week period.

Paine Field was recognized for its convenience to downtown Seattle, and an enjoyable and comfortable experience for its passengers.

Despite a decline in travel during the pandemic, enhanced cleaning and screening – that can be better managed in a small terminal – has resulted in Paine Field seeing even more new passengers since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Paine Field features temperature checks for all passengers, electrostatic cleaning of all boarding gates between flights, use of hospital-grade HEPA filters within the facility air handling system, along with hand sanitizing dispensers placed throughout the terminal.


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