New Kenmore Air Service Coming To Paine Field

Kenmore Air is coming to Snohomish County’s Paine Field. Next month on July 14th, four daily flights will debut with service to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and Eastsound on Orcas Island. Each roundtrip flight will depart Paine Field with the first stop at Friday Harbor, followed by Eastsound before returning to Paine Field.

Kenmore Air will use their nine-passenger Cessna Caravan aircraft. The flight to Friday Harbor will take 25 minutes, far more efficient than the time involved with driving to the San Juans ferry terminal at Anacortes and taking the usually crowded ferries to San Juan Island destinations. The hop to Eastsound from Friday Harbor will take about 10 minutes.

The new service to the San Juan Islands by Kenmore Air is intended to give visitors and residents a convenient and reliable connection. Kenmore Air also offers San Juan Islands service from Lake Union and Boeing Field in Seattle.

Reservations for this new Kenmore Air service from Paine Field to the San Juan Islands starting July 14th are available now.  The fare is a flat rate of $189 one-way. However, those who book flights until July 14th will get a promotional fare of $175 one-way.

Kenmore Air Chief Operations Officer David Gudgel noted, “Transportation modes to the San Juans have become more restricted and less reliable in recent months, leaving many people looking for a way to spend more of their free time enjoying the islands and less time getting there. This service is another opportunity for Kenmore to safely and conveniently connect the people and businesses in our region.”

Kenmore Air was founded in 1946 and flies over 90,000 passengers each year in both its iconic float planes and airport wheeled fixed winged aircraft. Paine Field will add to the air carrier’s more than 30 destinations on both land and water.

North Sound Meteorologist Ted Buehner worked more than 40 years for the National Weather Service (NWS) from 1977 to 2018. He is now an Everett Post Media team member. Together with Everett Post Weather Minute Podcasts, he provides morning and afternoon commute traffic and weather updates on both KRKO and KXA Radio, and sports reporting on KRKO.