What we’re reading: Alaska looks at northern Seattle airport, B&Bs—rare in Vegas, Flybe & Ryanair to create new Irish airline


Alaska Airlines takes next step for FAA OK for flights at Paine Field in Everett, Washington

Alaska Airlines is working with the FAA to start service from Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

Alaska Airlines’ proposed schedule in the first year of operations would include 14 weekly round-trip flights to Las Vegas, Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, using Boeing 737-800 jet aircraft. Alaska would also fly 21 weekly round-trip flights to Portland, Ore., with Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft.

B&Bs are rare in Las Vegas Valley

If you are traveling to Las Vegas and looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip, don’t look for any Bed and Breakfasts.

A 2010 county ordinance, which restricts short-term accommodations and mainly targets party houses, is one reason bed and breakfast owners can’t operate legally here.

Flybe, Ryanair to create new Irish carrier

If Ryanair’s bid to take over Aer Lingus is successful, the Irish carrier would partner with UK’s Flybe to create Flybe Ireland.

Flybe Ireland would operate from bases in Dublin and Cork and would have the right to use the Aer Lingus brand for up to three years following the transaction, allowing it to develop its own brand position in Ireland during a realistic transition period.