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Flying in and out of Seattle will be more accessible for domestic and international travelers in 2013.
The Port of Seattle recently announced three new nonstop connections from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to Salt Lake City, Utah, Tokyo-Haneda, Japan and Shanghai, China. Alaska Airlines plans to service the first flights to Salt Lake City in April 2013, and introductory fares are already available to purchase.
Seattle’s profile as the gateway to Asia gets a boost from the new nonstop flights to Tokyo-Haneda and Shanghai, expected to begin operations in March and June 2013 by Delta Air Lines. The connection to Tokyo-Haneda adds a more convenient destination point for travelers compared to the three current Tokyo-Narita services from Sea-Tac, as the Haneda Airport is nine miles outside Tokyo’s city center, while Narita is approximately 40 miles outside.
The two new destinations add to Sea-Tac’s five current nonstop Asian connections, including Beijing, Tokyo-Narita, Osaka, Seoul and Taipei.