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Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport, Seattle, Wash.

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 32.1% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 1,516,323 passengers embarked on 13,607 regularly scheduled flights. About 70% of departures (carrying 86% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 29% of departures (carrying 14% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
Alaska Airlines Inc. 4,196 524,059 149.5 83.5 %
Horizon Air 3,349 188,516 75.0 75.0 %
Southwest Airlines Co. 1,269 147,708 135.2 86.1 %
United Air Lines Inc. 715 109,466 167.6 91.3 %
Northwest Airlines Inc. 586 105,542 203.0 88.7 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 573 100,273 186.4 93.9 %
Continental Air Lines Inc. 486 76,072 171.1 91.5 %
American Airlines Inc. 492 69,045 146.4 95.9 %
US Airways Inc. 369 51,858 156.2 90.0 %
Virgin America 240 29,378 135.6 90.3 %
JetBlue Airways 200 25,839 150 86.1 %
AirTran Airways Corporation 198 25,283 137 93.2 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 651 21,282 43.1 75.8 %
Hawaiian Airlines Inc. 74 16,653 261.7 86.0 %
Frontier Airlines Inc. 124 15,960 136.1 94.6 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL AIRPORT

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
Accident Seattle,, Wash.
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March 2, 2002 0 0 0
Incident Seattle,, Wash.
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March 14, 2003 0 0 0
Incident Seattle,, Wash.
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Feb. 24, 2004 0 0 0
Incident Seattle,, Wash.
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Jan. 30, 2005 0 0 0
Accident Seattle,, Wash.
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Dec. 26, 2005 0 0 0
Incident Seattle,, Wash.
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Oct. 30, 2006 0 0 0
Incident Seattle,, Wash.
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July 2, 2008 0 0 0
Incident Seattle,, Wash.
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July 2, 2008 0 0 0
Incident Seattle,, Wash.
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Dec. 24, 2008 0 0 0
Accident Seattle,, Wash.
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Dec. 28, 2008 0 0 0
Accident Seattle,, Wash.
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Dec. 28, 2008 0 0 0
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010