Ramps at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., could get a lot more crowded following a vote by the Snohomish County Council to consider a new commercial-passenger terminal at the facility, which, since 1978, has been reserved for general aviation and air taxis. Though many lawmakers and community activists remain opposed to the idea, the FAA threatened to cut off federal funding if commercial airlines were blocked from using the airport. Both Horizon Air and Allegiant Air want to serve Paine Field as an alternative to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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