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A South Sound reliever airport for Sea-Tac is back on the table

Olympia Regional Airport
Credit: Port of Olympia

“The search for a second airport to ease crowds at Sea-Tac has kicked off — again”

“Sea-Tac’s growing pains are clear to anyone who’s recently traveled through the airport.”

“This spring, state lawmakers decreed that enough is enough. Puget Sound, they said, needs a new airport.”

“But should the state build a new airport close to Tacoma or Olympia? Or should it just add a runway to an existing facility, like Bremerton National Airport, Snohomish County’s Paine Field, Arlington Municipal Airport or McChord Field near Tacoma?

“Those were some of the options floated last week at the inaugural meeting of a 26-member commission tasked by the legislature with recommending a location for a new airport by 2022 — arguably the most important decision in the long road to relieving the burden of air traffic at Sea-Tac,” by Katherine Khashimova Long, Seattle Times business reporter. Read more

Posted by Steve on November 7, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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