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New designs for Seatac expansion are out

New designs for Seatac expansion are out

Old Mar 17, 16, 9:43 pm
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New designs for Seatac expansion are out

http://www.king5.com/story/news/loca...sion/81852866/

Seems like they're using pretty pessimistic growth options for the next 20yrs. Or maybe they're assuming Paine field will be handling commercial flights by then?
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Old Mar 17, 16, 11:03 pm
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I dont think 35 gates is pessimistic in terms of growth.

Could Paine be an operational airport?? Boeing field?

In 20 years you could also see McChrod field be deactivated as an AF base and be turned into a commercial airport.
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Old Mar 22, 16, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by djp98374 View Post
I dont think 35 gates is pessimistic in terms of growth.

Could Paine be an operational airport?? Boeing field?

In 20 years you could also see McChrod field be deactivated as an AF base and be turned into a commercial airport.
Indeed, it is!

Here's a link:

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/201...WS01/160309495

another one:

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/n...ommercial.html
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Originally Posted by djp98374 View Post
Could Paine be an operational airport?
It's looking pretty likely:

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/n...ommercial.html
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Old Mar 24, 16, 6:17 pm
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Legally being one snd actually functioning one will be sn issue.

The only airlines I see operating from there are airlines like allegient or spirit. Maybe alaska does something for Boeing execs and moves the Charleston flight to there. You aldo could see dome Charter those of flights to places like Vegas or Santa Ana.

In this era of airline consolidation what airlines would want yo operate from there?

Ther are numerous airports that can take commercial flights but don't.

The other issue is a real safety issue because the approach for seattle goes right in that space below 10,000 feet.

Seattke isn't large enough to support 2 real airports.
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Old Mar 28, 16, 10:41 pm
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Originally Posted by djp98374 View Post
In 20 years you could also see McChrod field be deactivated as an AF base and be turned into a commercial airport.
You could, but I think it's unlikely. The location is bad (far side of Tacoma? seriously?) and Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been growing as other bases are closed. PAE is more likely to be useful (with SEA for Seattle and points south and PAE serving Bothell and points north) and to get transit access than TCM.
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Old Apr 3, 16, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by djp98374 View Post
In this era of airline consolidation what airlines would want to operate from there?
In this era of unpredictable 24/7 traffic paralysis across greater Seattle, with people living north of the city missing more and more flights out of SEA because of gridlock on the ground, PAE is going to be more and more attractive for pax and airlines alike.

If DL had an early-morning PAE-SLC RJ connecting to an eastbound mainline bank, I'd be all over it. Paine is < 20 minutes from my house. And I bet onsite parking won't cost $28 a day either.

The more congested and impassable the Seattle metroplex, the stronger the case for PAE.

Originally Posted by djp98374 View Post
The other issue is a real safety issue because the approach for seattle goes right in that space below 10,000 feet.
As PAE and SEA are about 40 miles apart, and the southbound approaches to SEA pass directly over BFI, which is 6 or 7 miles from SEA, at 3,000 to 5,000 feet, I'd say you're raising a non-issue. And I presume you are aware that PAE is the scene of dozens of heavy movements daily which do not interfere with SEA arrivals or departures.
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Old May 25, 16, 12:03 pm
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Terminal A and Food court

http://komonews.com/news/local/look-...ndergo-changes

Does anyone know more about the plans to upgrade terminal A and food court?
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