Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - SEA
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport also known as Seatac or SEA is located in Seattle's southern suburbs and serves the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area. Seatac and serves as the primary airport of the Pacific Northwest along with Portland International Airport as the second largest airport in the region. Seatac has 3 major runways, 1 terminal with 6 concourses and facilities capable of handling Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft. Seatac is one of the Fastest growing airports in the country and has grown from 29 million passengers a year in 2010 to 37 million passengers in 2014.
Seatac has 1 terminal with 4 concourses, being A,B,C, D, N and S along with 2 satellites. The main terminal houses pickup/dropoff, checkin, TSA security checkpoints, restaurants, shops and baggage claim. The main terminal houses concourses A,B,C and D. Concourse A is located to the far left of the terminal and houses Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines. Concourse B is located slightly left of the terminal's center and houses Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Virgin America. Concourse C is located slightly right of the terminal's center and is exclusively utilized by Alaska Airlines and their regional carriers. Finally concourse D is located to the far right of the terminal and houses American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Seatac has two satellite terminals, North and South, which are connected to the main terminal by underground trams. The North satellite has 12 gates and houses exclusively houses Alaska Airlines. The South satellite has 13 gates and handles all non pre-cleared international flights, it is also equiped with a US customs facility. The South satellite houses Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Condor, Delta Airlines, Emirates, EVA Air, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Icelandair, Korean Air, Lufthansa and Volaris. Seatac's terminals are function to a exceptional standard though can be rather congested due to greater growth than expected.
There are many facilities on the Seatac's grounds that cater to any travelers needs. There are many parking options for travelers such as airport economy parking to local parking companies. There are also many car rental facilities on the grounds, and practically all of them are affiliates of All Star Travel. These fine companies include Alamo, Sixt, Budget and many more. The airport is located 12 miles south of Seattle's business district and is around a 15-35 minute drive on State Road 99 - State Road 518 - Interstate 5 to the city centre. With countless facilities to cater to each travelers needs, getting in and out of Seattle is a breeze.
Seatac is one of the main gateways to the pacific rim and America's Pacific Northwest. Seatac offers service to many Asian destinations and serves as a viable alternative to Los Angeles International Airport and San Fransisco International Airport.
-seatac is the fastest growing airport in the US
-seatac is the main hub of Alaska Airlines
-seatac's main parking garage is one of the largest in the US along with Detroit (DTW)
-seatac's control tower is 233ft tall
-seatac has 3 parallel runways that vary from 8,500ft long to 11,900ft