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New Cell Phone Waiting Lot Opens April 1

A new, larger cellphone waiting lot is opening Tuesday, April 1 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The new lot will be located directly cross from the S. 170th Street exit of the Airport Expressway. The new cellphone lot will have 200 parking spaces, 70 more than the old lot on Air Cargo Road. The initial opening will include 60 spaces until the remaining spaces open the following week after the completion of paving. In addition, the new lot will soon provide free WiFi to visitors (scheduled to be completed in May). The old cellphone lot will close during the early morning hours of April 1 with the new lot ready for that day’s traffic.Read more.  

Music program celebrating one year!

There will be twice as many live musicians playing double the number of hours throughout the terminal as part of the award-winning Sea-Tac Airport Experience the City of Music Program.
In the first year of performances, 20 different Northwest musicians played 780 hours of live music. The Sea-Tac Airport Experience the City of Music program – a partnership by the Port of Seattle, Seattle Music Commission and PlayNetwork – is a comprehensive effort to enhance the traveler experience with the music of Northwest artists including overhead music, safety and public information announcements by artists, curated videos on terminal and baggage claim monitors, and a multi-channel web radio player available through the free airport Wi-Fi network. Read more

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.

Sea-Tac Makes Green Restroom Enhancements

Next time you visit the restrooms across from Vino Volo, you'll be helping to reduce waste at Sea-Tac. Among the enhancements are four reduced-volume faucets with an integrated air dryer, that allows customers to wash and dry hands quickly in a single location; new, wall-mounted touchless hand dryers further eliminate paper waste; dual flush valves installed on toilets, another water saving feature, use approximately one-third of the water of a standard model; and two sinks use solar technology to harness the power of fluorescent lights, using the energy to operate the faucets. Read more about the environmental benefits.



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.


New International Ticket Counters

newticketcounters_2.jpgWith international traffic continuing to rise, the Port of Seattle opened 14 new full-service international ticket counters today at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The move looks ahead to current and future needs as intercontinental traffic has increased 121 percent in the last 10 years, making Sea-Tac the fastest growing international airport on the West Coast. Read more

International passengers now have the option of using a Self-Service Automated Passport Control Kiosk

Instead of filling out a declaration card and taking their travel documents to a CBP officer, passengers who are eligible and choose to use Automated Passport Control can proceed directly to a self-service kiosk in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection passport-control area. Watch the video.

Flying Hawaiian? Tag your own bag!

Hawaiian Airlines recently added the opportunity to tag your own bag using the quick check-in kiosks. Hawaiian is leading the way, as the kiosks allow passengers to check-in and receive boarding passes for nine different airlines but Hawaiian is the first to use the technology to also print out bag tags. Just print out the bag tags, attach them to their bags and use an expedited lane to drop-off the bag.