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Sea-Tac Traveler Updates

Do you Take the “Secret” Backroad to Sea-Tac Airport?

Beginning April 6, State Route 509 is getting much-needed makeover:

  • Monday, April 6 to the morning of Friday, April 10 - The right lane of southbound SR 509 from South 112th Street to South 160th Street will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for pavement repairs.
  • Monday, April 6 to the morning of Tuesday, April 7 - The southbound SR 509 off-ramp to South 112th Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to midnight for pavement repairs.
  • Tuesday, April 7 - The southbound SR 509 ramps to and from South 128th Street will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. for pavement repairs. Tuesday, April 7 to the morning of Thursday, April 9 - The southbound SR 509 off-ramp to South 146th Street and ramps to and from South 148th Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for pavement repairs.

For regular updates, visit WADOT King County Construction page.

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. 

Port of Seattle Welcomes Additional Nonstop Service to Dubai from Emirates

The Port of Seattle welcomes the confirmation of a second daily flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates from Emirates airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Emirates started has begun selling seats for the additional flight which will begin July 7. Read the story 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.

Lounges Open to All Passengers for $50 Daily Rate

Want to escape the busy airport terminal? Visit one of our airport lounges. You'll enjoy: 
  • Sea-Tac Free Wi-Fi
  • Separate group meeting rooms
  • Views of the airfield, Cascade & Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier 
  • Bar service and snacks
If you want to enjoy any of the great dining options at Sea-Tac Airport, and still get your work done in a peaceful setting, no problem! Guests are welcome to purchase from airport restaurants and enjoy them in the lounges.

36 Additional Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Parking Garage

Getting ‘plugged-in’ is easier than ever at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Port of Seattle recently opened 36 new electric vehicle charging stations in Sea-Tac’s main terminal garage to become the largest provider of any North American airport. The charging stations, compatible with most electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, are free to visitors who pay to park in the garage. Combined with Sea-Tac’s 12 existing charging stations, installed over the past two years, the airport now offers 48 spaces on a first-come, first-served basis.

Now, more water filling stations

In a move to increase passenger convenience, we have installed three new water bottle filling stations. Say goodbye to awkwardly tipping bottles while chasing water fountains. Find these new stations post-security:  

• Across from Gate A-5 near the Africa Lounge • Across from Gate A-2 north of Checkpoint 2 • At the beginning of the D gates between Checkpoint 4 and Gate D-1 • Middle of the central terminal food court.