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SEA Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SEA / KSEA
Airport Names:
  1. Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
  2. Sea–Tac Airport
Location: SeaTac (near Seattle and Tacoma), Washington, United States
GPS Coordinates: 47°26'56"N by 122°18'33"W
Area Served: Seattle; Tacoma, Washington, US
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 433 feet (132 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA):

  • In addition to being known as "Seattle–Tacoma International Airport", another name for SEA is "Sea–Tac Airport".
  • The three parallel runways run nearly north–south, west of the passenger terminal, and are 8,500 to 11,900 feet long.
  • The top five carriers at the airport in number of passengers carried in 2012 were Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.
  • The new 3rd runway opened on November 20, 2008, with a total construction cost of $1.1 billion.
  • Because of Seattle–Tacoma International Airport's relatively low elevation of 433 feet, planes can take off or land at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) has 3 runways.
  • The closest airport to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is Renton Municipal Airport (RNT), which is located only 5 miles (9 kilometers) NE of SEA.
  • Seattle's Central Link light-rail line serves the airport at the SeaTac/Airport Station, which opened on December 19, 2009.
  • The airport has service to destinations throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia.
  • The furthest airport from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is Tôlanaro Airport (FTU), which is located 10,781 miles (17,350 kilometers) away in Tôlanaro, Madagascar.
  • Interstate 5 and its offshoot Interstate 405 intersect very close to the airport, and most people use private vehicles to arrive at the airport.
  • Seattle–Tacoma International Airport handled 34,776,666 passengers last year.

Map of Nearest Airports from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
15.33 miles (8.58 km) NERenton Municipal Airport (RNT)Renton, Washington, United StatesView Renton Municipal Airport on a map Set RNT as destination Airport Get more information about Renton Municipal Airport
25.62 miles (9.04 km) NKing County International Airport (BFI)Seattle, Washington, United StatesView King County International Airport on a map Set BFI as destination Airport Get more information about King County International Airport
312.51 miles (20.13 km) NKenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base (LKE)Seattle, Washington, United StatesView Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base on a map Set LKE as destination Airport Get more information about Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base
417.72 miles (28.53 km) SWTacoma Narrows Airport (TIW)Tacoma, Washington, United StatesView Tacoma Narrows Airport on a map Set TIW as destination Airport Get more information about Tacoma Narrows Airport
521.26 miles (34.21 km) NKenmore Air (KEH)Kenmore, Washington, United StatesView Kenmore Air on a map Set KEH as destination Airport Get more information about Kenmore Air
621.46 miles (34.53 km) WBremerton National Airport (PWT)Bremerton, Washington, United StatesView Bremerton National Airport on a map Set PWT as destination Airport Get more information about Bremerton National Airport
722.88 miles (36.81 km) SSWMcChord Field/McChord AFB (TCM)Tacoma, Washington, United StatesView McChord Field/McChord AFB on a map Set TCM as destination Airport Get more information about McChord Field/McChord AFB
828.54 miles (45.93 km) SSWGray Army Airfield (GRF)Tacoma, Washington, United StatesView Gray Army Airfield on a map Set GRF as destination Airport Get more information about Gray Army Airfield
931.62 miles (50.88 km) NPaine Field (PAE)Everett, Washington, United StatesView Paine Field on a map Set PAE as destination Airport Get more information about Paine Field
1041.96 miles (67.53 km) WSWSanderson Field (SHN)Shelton, Washington, United StatesView Sanderson Field on a map Set SHN as destination Airport Get more information about Sanderson Field
1143.27 miles (69.63 km) SWOlympia Regional Airport (OLM)Olympia, Washington, United StatesView Olympia Regional Airport on a map Set OLM as destination Airport Get more information about Olympia Regional Airport
1247.85 miles (77.00 km) NNWJefferson County International AirportPort Townsend Army Airfield (TWD)Port Townsend, Washington, United StatesView Jefferson County International AirportPort Townsend Army Airfield on a map Set TWD as destination Airport Get more information about Jefferson County International AirportPort Townsend Army Airfield
1354.30 miles (87.39 km) ESEEaston State Airport (ESW)Easton, Washington, United StatesView Easton State Airport on a map Set ESW as destination Airport Get more information about Easton State Airport
1457.98 miles (93.31 km) NNWA.J. Eisenberg Airport (ODW)Oak Harbor, Washington, United StatesView A.J. Eisenberg Airport on a map Set ODW as destination Airport Get more information about A.J. Eisenberg Airport
1560.61 miles (97.54 km) NWSequim Valley Airport (SQV)Sequim, Washington, United StatesView Sequim Valley Airport on a map Set SQV as destination Airport Get more information about Sequim Valley Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,780.57 miles (17,349.60 km) SSETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
210,711.84 miles (17,239.00 km) SSEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
310,627.16 miles (17,102.72 km) SPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
410,597.73 miles (17,055.36 km) SRoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
510,593.10 miles (17,047.90 km) ESEMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
610,590.63 miles (17,043.93 km) ESEEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
710,572.96 miles (17,015.49 km) ESEPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
810,569.98 miles (17,010.68 km) SSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
910,560.89 miles (16,996.07 km) ESEKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
1010,557.29 miles (16,990.27 km) ESEMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
1110,553.55 miles (16,984.25 km) SERichards Bay Airport (RCB)Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Richards Bay Airport on a map Set RCB as destination Airport Get more information about Richards Bay Airport
1210,549.98 miles (16,978.50 km) SSEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
1310,545.58 miles (16,971.42 km) SSEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
1410,535.73 miles (16,955.57 km) ESEPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
1510,534.00 miles (16,952.79 km) ESEPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport