The first phase of the North Satellite Modernization Project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has been completed, as Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle unveiled eight new gates, expanded locally-based dining and retail options and the new flagship Alaska Airlines Lounge. The 255,000-square-foot expansion to the west features open spaces, natural light, views and ample gate seating with easily accessible charging stations.  


The lounge, the carrier’s third at the airport, covers 15,800 square feet, three times the size of the average lounge, according to Alaska. It features a spacious bar serving Seattle microbrews, complimentary snacks and coffee beverages prepared by a barista. All operations in the North Satellite will transition to the new section by the end of the month with the original gates closed for renovation over the next two years. Full renovation of the North Satellite will be completed in mid-2021 with double the dining and retail space and 20 gates in total.