The Master Plan

Sea-Tac is constantly working to improve the passenger experience at the airport.  Work on projects like the renovation of the North Satellite and the creation of a new International Arrival Facility is currently underway.  But the largest capital improvement planning exercise for the airport is the development of a Sustainable Airport Master Plan to accommodate projected passenger and cargo growth over the next 20 years. 
 
Sea-Tac’s growth in 2014 and 2015 was roughly equal to the previous 10 years combined, making the successful development and implementation plan critical for the airport’s ability to continue meeting the needs of the region.
 

Image Courtesy of The Port of seattle

Image Courtesy of The Port of seattle

Image Courtesy of the Port of Seattle

Image Courtesy of the Port of Seattle

This type of growth would be hard enough to deal with even if the airport had unlimited real estate to work with.  But Sea-Tac’s footprint is limited by is neighboring communities and the natural topography of the surrounding land.  So this master plan will require creativity and innovative solutions to grow capacity within the airport’s existing three-runway configuration.  Issues that will be addressed in the master plan include:

  • Terminal configuration and expansion
  • Airfield and taxi-way improvements
  • Facilities for cargo handling, bagging handling and aircraft maintenance
  • Security and passenger movement
  • Surface transportation to and from the airport
  • Environmental management and improved sustainability 

For more information on the master plan process and the work done to date, click here.

For the Sustainable Airport Master Plan brochure, click here