Sea-Tac Airport Media Guide
Business Hours: All media inquiries, both routine and for breaking news, should be directed to Aviation Public Affairs via phone (206 787-4923) or pager (pager number available on request to professional media staff). Port of Seattle business hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
After-Hours, Weekends, and Holidays: Media coverage during this these times is provided only for breaking news and/or emergency situations. To reach the on-duty media officer during non-business hours, please use the media pager.
Access to Sea-Tac Facilities
Public/Pre-Security Areas: Media are allowed unescorted in all public areas of Sea-Tac Airport.
Restricted/Post-Security Areas: Media must be escorted into all restricted and post-security areas. Aviation Public Affairs will provide escorts whenever staffing permits.
Tenant Areas: Shops and eateries are leased space and media must have the tenant’s permission to photograph, videotape or conduct interviews in those areas.
Media Equipment: Cables, extension cords, lights, etc., may not be placed in any public area without prior approval from Aviation Public Affairs and these items must not interfere with passenger flow or airport operations.
Media Parking at Sea-Tac Airport
In the event of an emergency, key information will be posted on our breaking news page. Please check this page before contacting the media officer for further details. Never contact the Port of Seattle Police or Fire Department directly; all inquiries will be handled through Aviation Public Affairs. This department will disseminate information related to Sea-Tac Airport facilities and operations. Aviation Public Affairs staff do not act as spokespersons for the airlines, TSA or other private companies and government agencies.
During an on-going emergency or breaking news situation, contact the media officer to find out if there is a designated press area for the event and the schedule for media updates.
Who to call for Sea-Tac Airport News and Information
Aviation Regulatory Agencies and Their Emergency Roles