Record passenger traffic continues at Sea-Tac

Passenger totals at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport continue to break records.  The Port of Seattle reports for the second quarter of 2016, nearly 12 million passengers traveled through Sea-Tac. Passenger totals have now increased each month for the past 31 straight months (since November 2013). Passenger traffic is up 10 percent for 2016 compared to 2015.

“The Port of Seattle is proud to be part of the economic growth that has been happening across the Pacific Northwest and Sea-Tac plays a big role in that,” said Sea-Tac Airport Managing Director Lance Lyttle. “More passengers through our airport mean more business for our vendors, taxi drivers, hotels and so many other associated industries. Sea-Tac has many projects in the works which will produce even more jobs as we anticipate welcoming another record number of passengers for 2016.”

June 2016 was the busiest June ever, with almost 4.4 million passengers traveling through Sea-Tac, an increase of 9.5 percent vs. 4.01 million in June 2015

At nearly 12 million, second quarter passenger totals are nearly 33 percent higher than just three years ago (10.8 million).

For the past two years, Sea-Tac is the fastest growing large hub airport in the U.S. and is the 13th largest domestic airport based on total passengers.

In 2016, Sea-Tac expanded its domestic and international reach by welcoming new carriers Spirit and Volaris. Xiamen begins service in September 2016 and Virgin Atlantic arrives in 2017.

– Port of Seattle