United Airlines will launch commercial passenger services from Paine Field in Everett, Washington state—with six daily flights to its hubs in Denver and San Francisco—in the fall of 2018.

“Bringing new service to Paine Field offers customers more ways to conveniently connect to the country’s largest business and leisure destinations,” United president-worldwide sales Dave Hilfman said. 

Originally constructed by the Works Progress Administration in 1936 to create jobs and economic growth in the region, the Snohomish County Airport quickly grew and served as an alternate-day landing field, and in 1939 United operated the first commercial flight from the airport.

Paine Field has since become the center of Boeing’s production facilities.

Chicago-based United said it operates 36 flights between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and its US hubs. North Seattle and Northwest Washington are among the fastest-growing areas in the nation.

Linda Blachly linda.blachly@penton.com