Seattle Sea-Tac Airport (SEA)
(Seattle, Washington - WA, USA)
Roughly 12 miles / 19 km to the south of downtown Seattle and 20 miles / 32 km north from the city of Tacoma, the Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) lies next to Des Moines, Evansville, Normandy Park and North Hill. Often abbreviated as simply 'Sea-Tac', Seattle's airport prides itself on being as clean and green as possible, with energy-saving equipment and impressive recycling policies - even the new third runway was built using a special environmentally friendly 'fly ash' concrete.
Yearly passenger traffic at the facility has recently exceeded 30 million, with around 350,000 air operations and over 340,000 tons of cargo freight. Seattle Tacoma Airport regularly appears in the top 20 list of America's busiest commercial airports and features an array of impressive art installations around the three terminals, with no less than 100 art works of all descriptions in the Main Terminal, including Native American pieces.
Public transport at Seattle Tacoma International Airport offers an inexpensive way to reach the city and its many interesting districts. These include Ballard, Belltown, the Capitol Hill area, Pike Place Market, the northerly Freemont neighborhood, the commercial area of SoDo, and the historic University District, home of the University of Washington and its 40,000+ students.
Public Metro Transit and Sound Transit buses are especially popular, along with shared-ride vans, Airporter and Whidbey SeaTac shuttles, and cabs, operated by the Sea-Tac International Taxi Association (STITA). For those wishing to leave their car here, Seattle airport parking is available, with the 'Terminal Direct' garage being conveniently connected to the downtown district by the Link Light Rail. There is also a 'Cell Phone Waiting' lot for quick pickups, as well as standard daily, hourly and weekly (reduced-rate) parking options.
About Seattle Tourism
Once a small town with little to offer in the way of tourism, Seattle has become of the fastest-expanding regions in the whole of the United States. Often known as the 'Emerald City', Seattle is famous for its coffee obsession and numerous neighboring islands, boasting a beautiful mountainous coastline and many stunning modern landmarks. Highlights include Smith Tower Observation Deck, the iconic Space Needle, which was constructed for the World Fair in 1962, and the waterfront district, where many restaurants and local stores are based, particularly around the piers of Elliot Bay.
Serving Seattle, the biggest city in the whole of Washington, Sea-Tac Airport (SEA) is sited between two enormous bodies of water, Lake Washington and the Puget Sound. The airport is especially close to the suburbs of Burien, Normandy Park and North Hill.
Seattle Sea-Tac Airport (SEA):|
|Address: 17801 International Boulevard (Pacific Highway South), Seattle, Washington, WA, 98158, USA|
|Airport Code: SEA
Tel: +1 206 433 5388
Fax: not available