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Sea-Tac Faces Budget Problems Due To Pandemic

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport director Lance Lyttle says nosediving passenger traffic and flight cancellations will cost the airport roughly $251 million by the end of 2020, representing a 37% blow to the airport’s anticipated revenue for the year.

The Seattle Times reports the anticipated hit to revenues is well above the $192 million in federal funds authorized for the airport’s use by the coronavirus aid package.

Lyttle says Sea-Tac will draw on the federal funds to service debt, cover payroll and meet operating expenses like maintenance and security.


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