Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

On Tuesday, March 24, the public will be allowed to comment on the long-term plan for airport growth that will increase take-offs and landings by more than 50 percent over the next 20 years.

Forecasts for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport predict passengers using the airport will grow from 37.5 million in 2014 to 66 million by 2034. That will mean a rise from 350,000 take-offs and landings in 2014 to 540,000 by 2034.

The forecasts are contained in the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP).

The SAMP presentation by Sea-Tac Airport staff will take place on Tuesday, March 24, at the SeaTac City Council meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, first floor of SeaTac City Hall, located at 4800 South 188th Street.

A public comment period will follow the presentation.

The airport also will host future community forums as they develop and refine alternatives to accommodate the growth.

For more information and for copies of the materials presented at the March 4 open house, visit the SAMP web page. To keep up-to-date throughout the SAMP process, sign up to receive email updates by clicking on the SAMP box.


2 Responses to “Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24”
  1. BirchCreek says:

    Seems like they just need another airport. I wonder why Boeing Field is not considered for airport expansion with the Light rail running from that area to SeaTac Airport?

  2. Rosanna says:

    I don’t see how it’s possible to increase takeoffs and landings. The planes are three abreast and seconds behind each other right now. It’s a miracle there have been no collisions!

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