Allegiant Air backs out of Paine Field passenger service
EVERETT -- Passenger air service at Everett's Paine Field appears further away than recently thought, as Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air refused to agree to Snohomish County's terms for building and operating a passenger terminal. According to the Everett Herald, Allegiant Air wanted to build a terminal on free land essentially given to the airline from the Everett airport, a stipulation the Snohomish County Council could not agree to. Under Allegiant's plan, the county could not control construction, leases and other facets of the terminal. The land gifted to the airport would be under complete control of Allegiant, and a portion of the concessions and sales would be given back to the county.