Sea-Tac Airport Section

Port of Seattle ‘raises the roof’ during topping off ceremony at airport Tuesday

Port of Seattle ‘raises the roof’ during topping off ceremony at airport Tuesday

In what will be a major upgrade for international passengers, the final structural roof beam was raised by a crane and safely put in place on Tuesday, Dec. 4, marking the latest construction milestone... [Read more]

Port of Seattle passes new budget, will invest in local airport communities

Port of Seattle passes new budget, will invest in local airport communities

The Port of Seattle passed one of its most significant budgets in the last decade this week, continuing its major investments in infrastructure and facilities, and charting a new course for community and... [Read more]

Port begins pilot program to allow visitors past security at Sea-Tac Airport

Port begins pilot program to allow visitors past security at Sea-Tac Airport

Remember the good ol’ days when you could wave goodbye at the airport gate as someone boarded a plane? Or you could welcome them with a hug at the gate of a domestic flight? Or grab a bite to eat... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: “The... [Read more]

Airport workers call for affordable healthcare amid demonstrations

Airport workers call for affordable healthcare amid demonstrations

Sea-Tac passenger service workers held a press conference at the airport on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to call for “quality healthcare now.” The workers who won the first $15 minimum wage in the nation... [Read more]

Joint Comments on SAMP from SeaTac, 3 other cities submitted to Port

Joint Comments on SAMP from SeaTac, 3 other cities submitted to Port

On Friday, Sept. 28, a joint letter was submitted to the Port of Seattle on behalf of four cities – Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac – as official comment for the Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this Friday

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this Friday

The deadline to comment on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) is this Friday, Sept. 28 at midnight. The SAMP identifies Near-Term Projects (NTP) that are needed to serve... [Read more]

Seven rental cars stolen in heist at Sea-Tac Airport Rental Car Facility

Seven rental cars stolen in heist at Sea-Tac Airport Rental Car Facility

Seven rental cars were stolen and another was crashed and abandoned in a big heist at the Rental Car Facility (RCF) of Sea-Tac Airport on Friday, Sept. 21. The Port of Seattle said that at around 11 p.m.... [Read more]

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

This Friday, Sept. 28 – on International Good Neighbor Day – community members, youth and public officials will walk side-by-side in an open and honest dialogue from the Highline SeaTac Botanical... [Read more]

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for Airport Advisory Committee

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for Airport Advisory Committee

The SeaTac City Council is seeking applications from residents interested in serving as the Citizen Representative on the Washington State Department of Commerce Sea-Tac Airport Advisory Committee (SSAC). The... [Read more]

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

Here’s episode #10 of local activist/filmmaker Steve Edmiston’s ‘The Briefing’ project, where he takes on the Port of Seattle, one Public Comment at a time. Episode #10 is entitled... [Read more]

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by the Port of Seattle in response to our Sept. 8 story “City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused... [Read more]

Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December

Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December

The Port of Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 9 closed the longest runway (designated 16L/34R) at Sea-Tac Airport for an estimated 90 days, for “several upgrades related to the opening of the expansion of... [Read more]

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

South King Media has learned that – despite requests – the Port of Seattle has refused to allow any public town hall style question and answer sessions at the upcoming Sustainable Airport Master Plan... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport to get three additional bomb-sniffing canine teams

Sea-Tac Airport to get three additional bomb-sniffing canine teams

Sea-Tac Airport will get three additional bomb-sniffing canine teams to improve security checkpoint wait times, bringing the total number to 15 passenger screening dogs. Following Wednesday’s Senate... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority: Working to bring Visitors to Southwest King County

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority: Working to bring Visitors to Southwest King County

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority is the destination marketing organization for Southwest King County. The region referred to as “Seattle Southside” is comprised of the cities of SeaTac,... [Read more]

Alaska Air releases statements on Friday night’s fatal airplane incident

Alaska Air releases statements on Friday night’s fatal airplane incident

On Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Alaska Airlines released the following statements on Friday night’s Horizon Air fatal airplane hijack incident: Update: 1:20 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2018 – A STATEMENT FROM... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Airport’s south entrance at 182nd Street closed for repairs

TRAFFIC ALERT: Airport’s south entrance at 182nd Street closed for repairs

Unscheduled road repairs along a small stretch of the northbound exit roadway is causing the closure of the south entrance at 182nd Street at Sea-Tac Airport, and is expected to create additional congestion... [Read more]