Friday, April 7, 2023

Seattle-Tacoma's new airport terminal was mis-designed and can accommodate only 80% of what it was planned to accommodate

Seattle Times:
The original 2014 budget was $344 million. But the Port expanded the scale of the facility over time and the pandemic added further costs, so that on opening the budget had ballooned to $968 million.
Construction extended four years beyond the initially planned completion date in 2018.
The Port is redesigning the layout of various gates to allow some bigger planes to fit and to try to resolve the capacity issues. It estimates the reconfiguration will cost an additional $78 million.

*Previously: High speed chase in Los Angeles moves onto runway with taxiing airplane