The first flight makes its way under a celebratory water arch send-off during the grand opening of the Paine Field Airport on March 4 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The first flight makes its way under a celebratory water arch send-off during the grand opening of the Paine Field Airport on March 4 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gallery: Paine Field soars into passenger air service

People were eager to be aboard the first flights out of the new passenger terminal in Everett.

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.

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