Sea-Tac set to break ground on North Satellite project

The Port of Seattle and Alaska Airlines are scheduled to break ground Feb. 3 on the expansion and renovation of the North Satellite at Sea-Tac Airport.

Currently, a temporary interior wall features new graphics and animated visuals on large monitors depicting what is in store for this decades-old structure.

The modernization will upgrade this facility to better serve passengers with more choices and amenities for an enhanced travel experience. Improvements will include extending the building to add eight new gates, more than doubling dining and retail space and adding a rooftop Alaska Airlines Board Room lounge.

Built to preserve resources and meet strict sustainability standards, the entire venue will open up with natural light and views of the airfield and mountains.

Funding for the project will come from a combination of airport generated revenues, passengers facility charges (PFC’s) and revenue bonds. As with virtually all airport projects, no Port of Seattle taxes will be used. The estimated cost for the port’s portion of the north satellite renovation is $549.9 million. Alaska will contribute an additional estimated $36.8 million to build out the new Alaska Board Room and employee spaces.

– Port of Seattle

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