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Seattle Tacoma International Airport serves Seattle and Tacoma and the State of Washington. It is a hub for airlines Alaska, Delta and Horizon. Located at 47º26'56”N 122º18'34”W, the airport lies 433 feet/132 meters above sea level. Also referred to as Sea-Tac, Seattle Tacoma International Airport carries the international codes of SEA (IATA), KSEA (ICAO) and SEA (FAA LID). Sea-Tac is owned and operated by the Port of Seattle (Sea-Tac tel +1 206 7875 388).

Seattle Tacoma Airport is only 14 miles or 23 km south of Downtown Seattle and about 18 miles or 29 km north-northeast of Downtown Tacoma. The airport is well connected by road and rail.

Around 34 airlines operate out of KSEA, offering 91 non-stop domestic and ca 28 international destinations, (some seasonal).

In 2018, a total of 49,849,520 passengers used Sea-Tac. Other airlines flying in and out of the airport include Aer Lingus (Dublin), Aeroméxico (Mexico City), Air Canada (Montreal and Toronto), Air France (Paris), All Nippon (Tokyo) and Cathay Pacific (Hongkong).

Between August 2018 and July 2019 the busiest domestic routes were Los Angeles (1.2 million passengers), San Francisco (1.1 million passengers) and Anchorage, Alaska , with just over 1 million passengers.

In 2017 the busiest international routes were Vancouver (Canada, 632,650 passengers), Seoul (Korea, 424,014 passengers) and London (UK, 383,189 passengers).

History and Layout

Sea-Tac was built by the Port of Seattle in 1944. The first scheduled commercial flights were Northwest and Trans-Canada in 1947.

Today, Seattle Tacoma International Airport boasts 80 gates on four concourses and has two satellite buildings. The main terminal building, also called Central Terminal, is laid out in an “X” shape, each concourse forming a different arm where currency exchange, dining and shopping happens as well as arrivals and departures. Concourse A offers 16 gates, Concourse B 12, Concourse C boasts 13 gates, Concourse D 11, North Satellite has 10 gates but no shopping and South Satellite boasts 14 gates. Central Terminal overlooks the airport's three runways.

North and South Satellite are linked to the four concourses via Central Terminal by a 3-line automated people mover system. This Satellite Transit System moves passengers efficiently from one concourse to the other. International flights are currently handled at South Satellite Terminal.

Ground Transportation at Seattle Tacoma Airport

Flat fare and metered taxis pick up and drop off on the 3rd floor of the parking garage. A Ground Transportation Booth in Central Terminal informs passengers about travel options (tel +1 206 7875 906).

Sea-Tac has its own Rental Car Center, where Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, EZ, Fox, Firefly, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty have counters. Free shuttles take customers to the Rental Car Center.

Red Line, a Link Light Rail train, takes passengers into Downtown Seattle, where it also stops at the University of Washington. From the airport's International Boulevard King County Metro and Sound Transit buses leave frequently for destinations in Seattle and beyond.

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