Sea-Tac sets new air cargo record

09 / 02 / 2014

  • Sea-Tac is a popular destination for Asian freighters

    Sea-Tac is a popular destination for Asian freighters

SEATTLE-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport saw its air cargo numbers climb for the third time in four years.

The US facility handled 292,708 tonnes, up 3.2 per cent on 2012 – and the largest total since 2008. 

International shipments rose by eight per cent over 2012. 

Trade with Asia and the Middle East increased by 15.1 per cent, to a record 62,084 tonnes (export and import).

During the year, Korea’s Asiana Airlines became the sixth carrier to operate scheduled freighter services into Sea-Tac. 

This year, the Port of Seattle is planning to complete a US$20m investment in three new airfield projects, in particular to expand, improve and upgrade air cargo facilities located north of the main passenger terminal, a statement says.