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Sea-Tac Traveler Updates

TSA will accept Washington State licenses for two more years

Washington state residents will have until January 2018 to use their standard driver’s licenses to get through TSA airport security checkpoints before the ID is no longer compliant with federal standards. The two-year extension is meant to give states a final chance to meet REAL ID rules. Read the details here

Skybridge closure

Beginning January 6, 2016 Skybridge #6, the northern-most pedestrian bridge from the parking garage to the terminals, will be closed. This skybridge is the first one as you enter the parking garage and is at the end of the airport where Alaska flights arrive and depart. The renovation is part of a Sea-Tac Airport escalator modernization project that will increase energy efficiency and better serve travelers. See a map here.

Port of Seattle Welcomes Spirit Airlines

Service at Sea-Tac Airport will begin in 2016

The Port of Seattle welcomes a new airline to the roster at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The ultra low cost carrier is the newest entrant to Sea-Tac with flights scheduled to begin in March 2016. Read more.

Sea-Tac Airport Successfully Renews Carbon Recertification through Independent World-Wide Program

Sea-Tac was the first North American airport to attain carbon certification in 2014

For the second year in a row, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has been certified as one of the world’s top airports in managing and reducing CO2 emissions by the Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program. Last year, Sea-Tac was the first airport in North America to achieve the accreditation and is joined by nine other airports this year. Read more here.

Art in Hand!

See the public art collection at Sea-Tac via mobile app

The art of discovery is now in your hands and online at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport! The Port of Seattle is introducing a mobile app for travelers to discover and explore the entire public art collection of the airport. Read more here. 

Sea-Tac Airport Welcomes 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.

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 affiniHety 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 Declaration

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.