Jet bridges installed at Paine Field passenger terminal

This week, the new building began to look more like a place where you can board an airplane.

EVERETT — Real airports don’t make you walk across pavement in the rain to board your flight, and this week the new passenger terminal at Paine Field began to look more like a real airport. On Monday, the first of two jet bridges was installed. Lou Ramos, an operations specialist for the Snohomish County-owned airport, was there and captured the moment on video. The second one was installed this week, too.

Propeller Airports, the private builder-operator of the terminal, expects the building will be completed in October. Scheduled air service by Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines is expected to begin this winter, after federal regulatory approval.

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