403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Northwest Traveler

Travel news, consumer advice and trip reports for the Northwest and beyond.

January 29, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Record passenger numbers at Sea-Tac Airport in 2014

Sea-Tac Airport has a record number of travelers in 2014. (Ellen Banner file photo, Seattle Times.)

Sea-Tac Airport had a record number of travelers in 2014, with airlines, especially Delta and Alaska, adding new service. (Ellen Banner file photo, Seattle Times.)

Sea-Tac Airport handled a record number of passengers last year, nearly 37.5 million, the Port of Seattle said Thursday. That’s a 7.7 percent increase from 2013, making Sea-Tac the fastest-growing large hub airport in the U.S., the port said.

“The total 2014 passenger figure of 37,497,941 beat the previous record set in 2013 of 34,826,741 – an increase of more than 2.6 million passengers,” according to the port.  The airport averages about 100,000 passengers a day, roughly the equivalent of Everett’s population.

Twenty-seven new services were added at Sea-Tac in 2014 including five new non-stop routes (to New Orleans, Tampa, Hong Kong, Jackson Hole, and Cancun). Of the 27 new routes, 9 were added by Delta, six by Alaska and one each by Frontier and Southwest.
Domestic traffic rose 7.8 percent in 2014 from the year before; international traffic grew 6.8% compared to 2013, with international passengers increasing by 243,183 to 3,822,548.

The Port of Seattle, which manages the airport,  wants to expand Sea-Tac  significantly, including the international arrivals area,  to cope with the increasing number of passengers; see a Seattle Times article on the airport plans.   International travelers arriving at Sea-Tac  have had to wait several hours at passport control on occasion in recent years.

Comments | More in Sea-Tac Airport | Topics: Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, Sea-Tac passenger numbers

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx