Adding commercial flight operations to Everett's Paine Field would not pose a significant noise problem or worsen traffic near the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration concludes in a final environmental assessment report released Friday morning.
Supporters want to build a passenger terminal at the airport that would service Horizon and Allegiant airline flights to Portland, Spokane and Las Vegas.
No public hearings are planned, but the public will have 30 days to submit comments about the new report.
The FAA report states there would be no significant change to noise as a result of adding commercial flights at the airport, which is home to Boeing's largest assembly line and is used by private plane owners.
The report also says the impact on traffic in the area would be less than 1/10th of a mile per hour,
Supporters say the commercial flights could be an economic driver in the area, while others worry about the impact and potential conflict with Boeing.
The FAA is expected to give a final answer about commercial flights at Paine Field at the end of November.
To read the report or leave a comment, visit the Paine Field website.
Reporting by KING 5's Jake Whittenberg and KING5.com's Elizabeth Wiley.