In 2013, SEA launched the North Satellite Modernization program to update its outdated, nearly 50-year-old concourse.

The Port of Seattle has invested $658.3 million in the North Satellite; Alaska Airlines contributed $41 million for the lounge and employee areas. The guiding principle for both is making the curb-to-seat experience for customers of the highest quality. 

Officials expect to finish Phase 2 of the project—a comprehensive renovation of the original 1973 concourse—in mid-2021.