This article focuses on the recent renovations that have taken place at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). It describes the new Central Terminal which features an appealing aesthetic design and an extensive retail area. Another renovation is the airport’s Satellite Transit System, featuring new stations and state-of-the-art vehicles that replace the 30-year old system. Additional infrastructure improvements include a new runway. With low cloud cover occurring 44% of the time, only one of Sea-Tac’s two existing runways can be used for arrivals, resulting in significant air traffic delays. As a result, the Port of Seattle is building a third parallel runway to help reduce flight delays and enable the airport to stay efficient in almost all types of weather. The article concludes by noting that Southwest Airlines, one of Sea-Tac’s biggest customers, is looking into developing a new eight-gate passenger terminal at the nearby King County International Airport (KCIA). The move would allow Southwest to privately own, manage, and operate the new terminal and relieve it from the increasing costs of using Sea-Tac’s facilities.

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    • August/September 2005
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    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Publication Date: 2005-8


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 12-13
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  • Accession Number: 01005539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 1:59PM