AUGUST 12, 2015

AIRPORTS 

Delta’s New Sea-Tac Airport Lounge Gets Port OK

By Carolyn Andolph, August 12, 2015, KUOW

It’s another sign of booming times at Sea-Tac Airport: The Port of Seattle commissioners have approved paying almost $14 million to Delta Airlines to build a new lounge.

The new lounge would be about double the size of Delta’s current one. And it’ll be centrally located, between the two main airport concourses.

Read more: http://kuow.org/post/deltas-new-sea-tac-airport-lounge-gets-port-ok

 

Alaska to bring back Bellingham flights to Hawaii, Las Vegas

By Dave Gallagher, August 12, 2015, The Bellingham Herald

It’s been a quiet summer at the Bellingham International Airport, but that could change this fall as several flights are brought back.

Alaska Airlines announced it will bring back its Las Vegas, Honolulu and Maui flights out of Bellingham starting Nov. 1. The Las Vegas and Honolulu flights will happen once a day, while the Maui flights will be available four times a week, said Bobbie Egan, spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines.

Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article30777684.html#storylink=cpy

 

Port of Port Angeles awaits possible decision on passenger airline service to Seattle

By James Casey, August 12, 2015, Peninsula Daily News

Two airlines have expressed interest in linking Port Angeles with Seattle, and at least one of them may make up its mind this month.

The carriers are SeaPort Airlines of Portland, Ore., and Seattle-based Alaska Airlines.

Jerry Ludke, airport and marina manager for the Port of Port Angeles, said Tuesday one of the carriers is enthusiastic about serving Port Angeles, while “the other’s interest seems to have waned a little bit.”

Read more: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150811/NEWS/308119979

 

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port picks Doug Averett to replace Lou Johnson

By Marissa Luck, August 12, 2015, The Daily News

Port of Longview commissioners opted for someone with strong institutional knowledge when they selected Doug Averett to replace former commissioner Lou Johnson Tuesday.

It’s only been four months since Averett retired as the port’s director of terminal operations, having served in the post for 12 of his 28 years at Port of Longview.

Read more: http://tdn.com/news/port-picks-doug-averett-to-replace-lou-johnson/article_2d08048a-b651-50f5-b6d6-d1e4b8817059.html

 

In port race, it’s the public servant vs. utilities expert

Josh Farley, August 12, 2015, Kitsap Sun

Voters in the race for Port of Bremerton commissioner face a choice between a candidate who excels at managing infrastructure and one who’s adept at getting more of it.

That’s the message John Poppe and Cary Bozeman delivered Tuesday morning to a crowd gathered at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill in their first debate.

Read more: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/in-port-race-its-the-public-servant-vs-utilities-expert_13365365

 

 

TOURISM 

Port of Seattle, Norwegian Cruise Line sign 15-year deal

By Coral Garnick, August 11, 2015, Seattle Times

Seattle Times business reporter

The Port of Seattle commissioners Tuesday unanimously voted to sign a long-term lease with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to continue operating out of Bell Street Cruise Terminal’s Pier 66 and to split an estimated $30 million in facility upgrades.

The Port said a 15-year lease for a cruise terminal is unprecedented on the West Coast. It also said this is the first time the Port has entered into a direct agreement with a cruise line and a cruise line has agreed to invest in terminal improvements.

Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/port-of-seattle-norwegian-cruise-line-sign-15-year-deal/

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