Big changes are happening at SeaTac Airport this month as airlines and airplanes are on the move, rearranging themselves to make connections between airlines easier and to place airlines that have recently merged alongside of each other instead of spread across multiple terminals. When the moves are completed, a number of airlines will not only have shift terminals, but their check in desks and baggage claim locations will move as well. SeaTac airport is taking on a new shape, so beware; you might be walking to a different side of the airport next time you take off or land!
Overall, eight airlines will change positions over the next few months at SeaTac airport. The idea is to allow connectivity between airlines and partners to be smoother and allow Alaska to be the sole airline in the North Satellite –part of the North Star project.
Here is the rundown of those moves:
- Alaska Airlines will move from concourse D to the north satellite (operations will continue on concourse C as well)
- United & Air Canada will move from the north satellite to concourse A
- Virgin America and Frontier will move from concourse A to concourse B
- Hawaiian moved from concourse A to the south satellite
- American and jetBlue moved from concourse A to concourse D
The change will allow for easier connections between Alaska Airline and American as the move to concourses on the same side of the airport and which are connected by underground train. In addition, it will allow Alaska to be the sole airline in the north Satellite, where they will open a new boardroom and remodel the area under the North Star project proposal. The move will also finally consolidate continental and united, along with star alliance partner Air Canada in one location.
I’m looking forward to seeing these changes at Seatac and I know from insiders at Alaska Airline that they are finally happy to have United out of the North Satellite. This has been a long time in the making and will create operation synergies around the airport that will be unmatched!