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February 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Record passenger numbers at Sea-Tac Airport

An Alaska Airlines plane takes off from Sea-Tac Airport where passenger numbers have soared. (Alan Berner photo / Seattle Times, 2011)

An Alaska Airlines plane takes off from Sea-Tac Airport where passenger numbers have soared. (Alan Berner photo / Seattle Times, 2011)

If you thought Sea-Tac Airport seemed crowded lately, you were right. It had a record number of passengers in 2013 – more than 34.7 million, the Port of Seattle said Thursday.

“ This was the third straight record-setting year at Sea-Tac, with international passenger traffic showing the largest growth, up more than 10 percent compared to 2012,” said a statement from the port.  (Overall passengers traffic at Sea-Tac was up 4.7 percent from 2012.)

There will be even  more international travel this year since Delta Air Lines is adding new routes to London (starting in March) and Seoul and Hong Kong (in June). 

Sea-Tac currently has non-stops to five cities in Asia (Beijing, Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, and Taipei),  said the port, plus five cities in Europe (London, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and Reykjavik) and Dubai in the Middle East.

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