Published on : Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Presidents Day holiday weekend is going to be busy at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with more than a quarter million travelers projected for the two peak travel days. Sea-Tac will welcome a projected 132,000 travelers on Thursday, Feb. 16 and 140,000 on Friday, Feb. 17. Those totals are around 3,000 more per day than the same two days before Presidents Day in 2016 and are close to the daily peak totals the airport welcomed during the most-recent Christmas season.
The Port of Seattle recommends travelers arrive early, especially if checking large items like golf bags or skis. Since Presidents Day 2016, Sea-Tac has added additional customer service staff (Pathfinders) and has re-configured security checkpoint lines to help speed up the process. Sea-Tac has also worked closely with the Transportation Security Administration in requesting more staff and K9’s for 2017.
Some other tips to navigate Presidents Day weekend at Sea-Tac:
Presidents Day continues Sea-Tac’s robust passenger totals, which have set records for six years in a row. In 2016, Sea-Tac served 45.7 million passengers, an 8 percent increase – 3.4 million more than in 2015. The 8 percent growth rate is Sea-Tac’s largest in the past 20 years, only topped by 2015’s 12.9 percent increase. Sea-Tac projects a 4 percent increase in passenger totals for 2017.
Source:- Port Seattle