Regular folks and plane enthusiasts joined local dignitaries at the airport Monday, where several ceremonies were underway to mark historic moments of the opening of passenger flights out of Paine Field in Everett.
Grand-nephews Nicholas Moe, left, and Tom Paine, unveil a statue of Lieutenant Topliff Olin Paine on opening day of the Paine Field Terminal, named in Lt. Paine’s honor, in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Horizon Air President and CEO Gary Beck, left, and Alaska Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Harrison cut a ribbon Monday marking the opening of the Paine Field Terminal in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
After more than a few tries at christening the terminal with a champagne bottle, Brett Smith, Propeller Airports Chief Executive Officer, throws up his hands, and the broken bottle, Monday during opening day ceremonies of the Paine Field Terminal in Everett.
Samantha DeLeon, left, and Joe Clark get their seating arrangements sorted out Monday before boarding the first passenger flight out of the Paine Field Terminal in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)