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Record Passenger Numbers in June and Continued Growth at Sea-Tac Airport

Sea-Tac is Fastest Growing Top 20 U.S. Airports

For the first time ever, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport surpassed four million passengers in one month, according to June statistics from the Port of Seattle, and yearly totals continue to grow at a double digit rate, exceeding 13 percent. If the pattern continues, Sea-Tac will see a fourth straight record in the total number of passengers that could reach over 42 million for the year. Read more.

Sea-Tac Airport Welcomes New American Express Centurion studio Lounge

At the end of June, 2015 we welcomed the opening of the American Express Centurion Studia, the latest addition to the growing lounge network at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Centurion Studio is located across from Gate B3 and is open to American Express Platinum Card and Centurion Members. Read the full story here.

Port of Seattle Welcomes Hainan Airlines’ Inaugural Nonstop Service between Shanghai and Sea-Tac Airport

Chinese Carrier Adds Second Intercontinental Route in Addition to its Existing Beijing Service

June 22, 2015 HHainan Airlines celebrated the anaugural flight of new nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Shanghai-Pudong, China. Read the news release here

Sea-Tac Airport and EMP Museum Unveil Pearl Jam Concert Poster Art Exhibit

The Port of Seattle, EMP Museum, Pearl Jam, and poster artists Ames Bros. unveiled a new exhibit of screen prints commissioned over the years for the band’s promotional concert posters as part of the Experience the City of Music program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The exhibit, located on concourse A, is the second music-themed attraction for the program from EMP Museum following an initial exhibit of Jimi Hendrix. Read the press release here.

Memorial Day Weekend Kicks off the Busy Summer Travel Season

The summer travel season is the busiest time of year at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and travelers can expect heavy passenger traffic to begin over the Memorial Day weekend. The busiest day is projected to be Friday, May 22 with about 120,00 travelers. We have put together tips and tricks to help make your trip more relaxing and enjoyable. Read the article here.

New Bicycle Amenities at Sea-Tac

We make it easy to ride to Sea-Tac Airport, park, and disassemble or assemble your bike. Our bicycle assembly station, with tools and bike pump, provides a place to disassemble or assemble your bike before or after a flight.

The station is located across from Ken’s Baggage and Frozen Foods, baggage claim level, between carousels 12 and 13. Ken’s offers bicycle boxes for sale. Contact your airline about fees for checking your bike on a flight. Click here for more information.

Two Port Lounges Open as The Club at SEA

All travelers, regardless of airline, class of service, or affinity membership can access The Club at SEA via day passes available for purchase online or onsite. Current Priority Pass, Priority Pass Select, and Lounge Club members are welcome with their existing memberships.

Amenities you'll enjoy are:

  • Free Snacks and Drinks
  • Telephones
  • Wi-fi Access
  • Work Stations / PCs
  • Bar Service
  • Newspapers, Magazines and TV
  • Disabled Access

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Sea-Tac Third U.S. Airport for Mobile Option for Customs Delclaration

The Port of Seattle joined U.S. Customs and Border Protection to introduce Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. MPC is the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s arrival into the United States and Sea-Tac is the third U.S. airport to introduce the option. Read more here. 

Planning for Future Growth: Sustainable Airport Master Plan

Sea-Tac’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan is a long-term blueprint for airport development to meet the needs of the traveling public, while reducing environmental and social impacts. The plan includes airfield development within the current three-runway configuration, terminal development, roadway improvements, and facility modernization and expansion possibilities.

Completion of the plan will make Sea-Tac the first large hub U.S. airport to fully incorporate sustainability as a key planning component. More info.