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Helping Alaska Airlines Operate More Efficiently While Enhancing the Passenger Experience

Alaska Airlines Renovation + Expansion
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Seattle, Washington, USA

HOK developed a strategy that helped Alaska Airlines reorganize its Seattle operations.

Working closely with Alaska Air Group, the design team analyzed the airlines’ existing facilities and Alaskan operations and evaluated potential capital investment strategies.

Influenced by the company’s guiding principles, HOK’s design team identified ways to improve operational efficiency and enhance the experience of Alaska Airlines’ customers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

By breaking down the components into categories – airfield, customer experience and infrastructure – the design team developed a project scope menu that enabled Alaska Airlines to create distinct growth strategies. Each strategy came with its own value proposition. By reviewing the clear risk/reward scenarios and growth and cost metrics, Alaska Airlines was able to select a strategy.


2 million sq. ft. / 609,600 sq. m.


Airport Planning
Facility Programming