Passenger levels for the Memorial Day period will be at 2019 levels, plus or minus 1-2 percent. Volume at SEA will be about 20 percent higher than 2022. Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays are projected to be the busiest days.
The busiest days are expected to be Fridays, May 19 and May 26 with 171,000 travelers overall through the airport (departing, arriving, and connecting), followed by Thursdays, May 18 (164,000) and May 25 (161,000).
For 2022, SEA was just under 46 million passengers (45,964,321), 27.1 percent over 2021 and down 11.3 percent versus 2019. Projections for 2023 see traffic levels to be short of 2019 levels by only 6 percent for the year with pre-pandemic levels returning in 2024. Dig in more on our Statistics page.