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Horizon Air puts off decision to operate flights from Paine Field

Horizon Air flights will no longer be serving the Snohomish Country airport in Paine Field. The airline recently disclosed that it has decided not to operate the proposed 140 commuter flights every week from Paine Field.

Horizon Air is a subsidiary of Seattle-based Alaska Airlines. The airline revealed its decision not to put up Horizon Air flights tickets up for sale and abandon its proposed services to the Snohomish Country airport following the release of a report which addressed the environment effect of the proposed flights.

Apart from Horizon Air, another U.S. budget carrier Allegiant Air had also proposed to serve Paine Field with 20 flights every week.

Both the carriers, Horizon Air and Allegiant Air, had applied before the Snohomish Country authorities in 2008 seeking approval to begin flights services out of the airport.

Horizon Air also cited improvements at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and economic recession among the chief factors behind the airline’s decision. The airline, however, said that it is ready to reconsider its decision in future.

The airline currently operates commuter flights out of 41 airports, including Bellingham. The airline also started operating flights services recently to Fresno, Santa Rosa and Monterey from San Diego.