Alaska Air subsidiary wins ground handling contract at Paine Field

posted on 5th October 2018 by Justin Burns
Alaska Air subsidiary wins ground handling contract at Paine Field

Paine Field’s new passenger terminal will see McGee Air Services – a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group – handle ramp operations and baggage handling for its three airlines.

The privately-owned construction company currently in charge of the new passenger terminal at the airport in Seattle has chosen the subsidiary to perform airside and passenger-assistance operations in early 2019, according to state news reports.

Propeller Airports stated that around seventy union-connected McGee workers will be employed at the airport.

The new terminal at Paine Field will see services arriving from Alaska, United and Southwest airlines. 24 daily flights to 10 cities next year will operate from the terminal.

“McGee is the right partner to manage these operations, and I am confident that they will make the entire operation more efficient,” Brett Smith, Propeller’s CEO, said in the news release, as reported by Herald Net in the US state of Washington.

“In providing an alternative to Sea-Tac, which is 36 congested highway miles away, Propeller’s stated goal has been to excel at passenger service and convenience.”