Strong growth in passenger travel through Sea-Tac Airport

23 million passengers in first half of 2018

Passenger travel through Sea-Tac Airport is off to a robust start in 2018.

More than 23 million passengers passed through the airport in the first six months of 2018, a 6% increase over last year.

June was the busiest month this year and accounted for 20% of total passenger travel so far in 2018. The largest gain in passenger travel occurred in March 2018, with an 8% increase over the prior year.

Air cargo continues to grow

Air cargo passing through Sea-Tac Airport continues to grow at a steady rate. Almost 208,000 metric tons of air cargo passed through the airport in the first six months of 2018, a 5.3% increase over the previous year.

A breakdown by type of air cargo shows that domestic air freight forms the bulk of air cargo movement at the airport.

In the first six months of 2018, domestic air freight grew by 10% and accounted for 59% of the total cargo volume at Sea-Tac Airport.

For more data on Sea-Tac Airport activity, check out the latest issue of Puget Sound Trends