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Category: Sea-Tac Airport
January 29, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Record passenger numbers at Sea-Tac Airport in 2014

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 –…


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December 12, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Flying for the holidays? Don’t miss these survival tips for Sea-Tac Airport

Here’s a roundup from the Port of Seattle of useful information and tips to help travelers navigate Seattle-Tacoma International Airport during the holiday rush: BUSIEST TRAVEL DAYS Listed in order of passenger volume, the projected busiest days will be: Friday, Dec. 19 (110,400 passengers going through the airport) Monday, Dec. 22 (108,100, tie with Tuesday) Tuesday, Dec. 23 (108,100,…


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November 19, 2014 at 11:02 AM

How to cope with Thanksgiving crowds at Sea-Tac (and get a parking deal)

Flying out of Sea-Tac Airport for Thanksgiving? You’ll join more than 600,000 passengers who will be going through the airport during the Thanksgiving holiday week, says the Port of Seattle which runs the airport. Here’s how to cope with the crowds and get a parking deal at Sea-Tac. The busiest days at Sea-Tac will be Wednesday, Nov….


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July 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Fire trucks, helicopters at Sea-Tac – but don’t worry

Don’t be concerned if you see more than 175 emergency vehicles and eight helicopters — plus 300 accident “victims” — at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday morning. It’s part of a full-scale emergency drill simulating an aircraft disaster at the airport from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 10. The drill will be carried out on Sea-Tac’s westernmost…


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June 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Automated passport kiosks speed up Sea-Tac, other airports

Sea-Tac Airport’s international arrivals area can be cramped and frustratingly slow, with tired passengers snaking through long lines and sometimes waiting more than an hour for passport clearance. But the Automated Passport Control kiosks that have been set up in Seattle and some other major North American airports can speed entry into the United States for…


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May 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Dealing with holiday-travel crowds at Sea-Tac Airport

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season.  Here’s what you can expect if you’re flying out of Sea-Tac Airport this holiday weekend: Friday will be the busiest day at the airport, with more than 100,000 passengers expected to go through the airport, says the Port of Seattle. (That’s a fairly typical number for…


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April 4, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Sea-Tac Airport gets high marks from passengers

They like Sea-Tac Airport, they really do. Sea-Tac has ranked highly in the Skytrax World Airport awards. The Port of Seattle, which runs Sea-Tac, said the airport was voted into the top ten of four Skytrax categories. They are: – Ranked #3  for Best Airport Staff in the world (last year, Sea-Tac  was ranked #1 in that category). –  #4 for…


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February 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Sea-Tac Airport gets more international ticket counters

International travel is booming at Sea-Tac Airport, and new ticket counters were opened Friday that should ease some of the passenger check-in crush. Fourteen full-service international ticket counters were added at the south end of the main terminal across from the existing international check-in counters, said airport authorities. They’re both self-service and staffed counters. Japan’s All…


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February 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Delta adds more flights from Seattle

Delta is expanding again out of Seattle, this time with new domestic flights to Palm Springs and other destinations in the West. The new service out of Seattle, starting Dec. 20, includes -Five daily flights to Phoenix. -One daily seasonal (winter) flight to Palm Springs. -Saturday seasonal (winter) service to Tucson -Saturday seasonal (winter) service to Jackson Hole, Wyo. -An additional nonstop…


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February 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Record passenger numbers at Sea-Tac Airport

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…


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