Request #17-383
The Historic Operations section of the 2016 "Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: Annual Activity Report" is available for viewing here:!/vizhome/Sea-TacAirportActivityReportTP/Historicoperations

On this page it shows a chart from 1981 to 2016 of 'Total Operations' as the sum of 'Air Carrier', 'Air Taxi' and 'Other'.

However it says:

"Note: Certain air taxi aircraft types were reclassified as air carrier aircraft beginning in May 2004"

Which aircraft types are classified as 'Air Taxi' vs. 'Air Carrier' for the period shown on this chart, including any changes to these definitions over the years?

If available, I would also like KSEA "Total Operations" yearly statistics from 2000 to 2016 broken down by specific aircraft type, i.e. B737 vs. A320, etc.


September 29, 2017 via web


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David Goebel





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Public Disclosure Pier 69

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October 23, 2017, 9:10am
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Mr. Goebel,

Applicable staff has attempted to trace the original source of the footnote, but have not been able to locate it. Applicable staff will remove the footnote from the document. If you have any additional questions, please contact Perry Cooper in Public Affairs at

October 23, 2017, 9:10am by Eldina Jasarevic, Public Disclsoure Specialist (Staff)
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October 9, 2017, 2:29pm
Request Closed Public


October 5, 2017, 8:17am
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Mr. Goebel,

A breakdown of operations by aircraft type including a summary of historical operations can be found in the Port of Seattle Part 150 Noise and Land Use Study and Updates, located online:


Chapter one, table 1.1 depicts a Summary of Historical Operations (source: FAA, Air Traffic Data System). The FAA may be able to provide more recent analysis since they were the source of the data for this Study.


Chapter two, tables 2.12 and 2.13 discusses fleet mix and aircraft operations there may also be better definition and examples of the air taxi and air carrier classifications.  The Port of Seattle does not receive a breakdown of operations by aircraft type from the FAA on a regular basis; you may need to contact the FAA directly for this information.


Previous Part 150 Studies can be found on the Documents page:

This information is responsive to your request. These documents and/or information are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act (Chapter 42.56 RCW). By making Port of Seattle documents available to you, the Port is not responsible for your use of the information nor for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination. The Port of Seattle has now completed its response to your request and your request will be closed. Please let us know if you we can assist you any further.


October 5, 2017, 8:17am by Eldina Jasarevic, Public Disclsoure Specialist (Staff)
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September 29, 2017, 10:15am