Not the first time that AS had a poor schedule on a route, so it ends up failing.
Of course this happens to all airlines. Flights in new markets are often scheduled at non ideal times because fleet, labour, gate, and sometimes slot availability need to be accounted for.
I would add RON parking availability to your list of potential issues at PAE, Aliqiout
. And expanding on your comment, with only 3 gates at PAE, shared with UA, not every flight can leave at an ideal time. I suspect AS is very aware of their flights that are not at preferred times & will do their best to slide them around when they can. Since there is only 1 flight offered in the LAX-PAE market right now, perhaps that is because they have had issues with loads in the past even when a better schedule was offered, so they gave LA a lower timing-priority than the routes that have performed better. With only a single flight offered by anyone on the route, I would expect a poorly-timed flight would still see some pax and that tells the Route Planners something as well.
, the single SAN-PAE flight is currently scheduled with an 8:30p departure, arriving in Everett about 11:35pm! Talk about lousy timing....)
LA-PAE still appears on the November schedules, which doesn't mean a whole lot in June, but it does tell me that Route Planning is hoping to -- and planning on -- bringing the route back once the traffic returns. I've been seeing this strategy play out for months now with AS as the recovery continues.