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Where’s the next Sea-Tac? Aviation here is expected to soar


SEATTLE — Demand for passenger air service and air cargo capacity in the Puget Sound region is expected to soar over the next three decades, an ongoing aviation study says.

Passenger enplanements — the number of people departing on a scheduled flight — is expected to more than double, from 24 million in 2018 to more than 50 million in 2050.

The Regional Aviation Baseline Study, expected to be completed in fall 2020, will be used to inform aviation planning. Its authors are anticipating future needs for airline service, air cargo and general aviation at airports in Snohomish, King,…



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