United Airlines to end service from Everett to San Francisco
It has been less than a year since the United Airlines commenced with their passenger flights from Paine Field and unfortunately due to insufficient demand, it will end service to San Francisco next month. In line with this, the said carrier will continue to provide service to Denver with its three daily flights.
According to Jonathan Guerin, the spokesman of the United Airlines, they have modified the schedule already as they will discontinue their services between San Francisco and Everett. This will take effect on March 5, 2020. Those passengers who already have confirmed bookings and tickets beyond the given date will be automatically rebooked. They will also receive notification regarding the sudden change as per the United Airlines. Besides, the carrier will continue to monitor and review the demand for travel in the markets across the United States of America. However, in this case, we found out that there was no sufficient demand on the said market that lead us to make the difficult decision to discontinue the service between San Francisco and Paine Field. With that, the carrier will still proceed to operate services between Denver and Everett with its Embraer 175 aircraft.
At the beginning of February 13, the Chicago-based United is scheduled to fly three round trips a day to Denver. This is one of the carrier’s main hubs. There’s also a passenger service at the Paine Field, a total of 24 daily departures and arrivals. Six slots belong to the United Airlines. To date, there are three available slots though the company did not comment on their plans about it.
The United Airlines shares a new terminal at Paine Field with Alaska Airlines, a Seattle-based carrier. Alaska Airlines then offers around 18 daily departures to almost 10 destinations and it includes San Francisco. So far, according to Alaska Airlines’ CEO, Brad Tilden, their service at Paine Field is successful and even expressed its wish to expand the two-gate passenger terminal to five or six gates more. Last year, In October, Alaska Airlines was also considering to have flights from Everett to Chicago and Dallas.
The United Airlines flight to Pain Field and hubs in San Francisco and Denver started last year in April. It offers four daily flights to San Francisco and two to Denver. The given service is under the United Express brand and the aircraft are operated by SkyWest, a Utah-based regional carrier.