United Airlines is pulling out of Paine Field Airport (PAE) on Oct. 5, when the final flight departs to United’s Denver hub, according to The Points Guy.

United’s Denver flight was the carrier’s only remaining route to the Seattle-area airport. The airline had previously announced in February of last year that it would end service to PAE from its San Francisco hub.

“United has continued to evaluate and adapt its network and based on demand trends, the airline will suspend service from Denver (DEN) to Everett, Washington (PAE), effective Oct. 5, 2021. United will continue to serve the region with non-stop service to Seattle (SEA) from Denver, New York/Newark, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.”

According to My Edmonds News, the latest announcement leaves Alaska as the sole airline operating passenger flights from the Everett facility. However, with Alaska’s recent announcements of a new route to Tucson and its intent to return to full service of 18 daily flights by next spring, Paine Field’s future as the world emerges from the pandemic appears strong.

Daniel Albert is an Award-Winning journalist majoring in Integrated Strategic Communications at Washington State University.