100,000 passengers per day are expected to pass through SeaTac Airport over Memorial Day weekend
The Port of Seattle estimates that 40,000 people will pass through security checkpoints each day and asks passengers to plan ahead.
SEATTLE – More than 100,000 passengers a day are expected to pass through Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) during rush hour ahead of Memorial Day weekend, according to the Port of Seattle.
On Thursday May 27 and Friday May 28, the airport expects 40,000 passengers to pass through security checkpoints. Another 60,000 are expected to arrive or take connecting flights in Seattle.
Although projections are still 40% below pre-pandemic levels, Memorial Day weekend is expected to be the busiest time for SeaTac since the start of the pandemic. Previously, this record was set on April 9, when SeaTac welcomed 89,000 passengers.
Passengers can take advantage of a TSA Pilot program called SEA spot saver which allows passengers to sign up for designated reservations in the security line.
The TSA recommends that passengers get to their flights two hours in advance for domestic flights and three hours in advance for international flights.
Face masks are always required at all times at the airport and on airplanes.