Workers make adjustments on a flight status video display as test destinations are displayed in the new passenger terminal at Paine Field, Jan. 23, 2019, in Everett. Alaska Airlines originally planned to begin service from Paine Field in early February, but last month’s shutdown delayed the start of service until at least early March. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Workers make adjustments on a flight status video display as test destinations are displayed in the new passenger terminal at Paine Field, Jan. 23, 2019, in Everett. Alaska Airlines originally planned to begin service from Paine Field in early February, but last month’s shutdown delayed the start of service until at least early March. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

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