• Last flight departs from North Satellite at Sea-Tac Airport

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    Alaska Airlines flight 99 was the final departure Sunday out of the old North Satellite gates at Sea-Tac International Airport.

    The facility will close for a two-year renovation so it can match the new expansion at the airport.

    Airport officials said it's been 46 years and it was time to say goodnight.

    Old carpet swatches are also expected to be saved from the closing.

    Last month, the Port of Seattle employees held a small ceremony at Gate N7, which was featured in "Sleepless in Seattle," and is now closed.

    Right in front of N7 Tom Hanks’ character had the memorable line, “Everybody's an adjustment, nobody's perfect. There's no such thing as a perfect ….”  That’s when Hanks first sees Meg Ryan’s character.  

    The airport is spending $658 million to remodel the North Satellite.

    Part of the renovations are already done.

     


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