The Port of Seattle owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a premier Pacific coast gateway, with non-stop service from 24 international cities and connecting flights to 81 USA cities. Services at the Port’s two downtown cruise ship terminals make Seattle the preferred choice for Alaska or Pacific Northwest cruises on the USA west coast, via seven international cruise lines. Year-round service to Victoria, BC and the San Juan Islands is also available. The Port’s tourism mission, in partnership with Visit Seattle, is to encourage international visitors to Fly & Drive and Cruise & Stay. Be sure to check out PortSeattle.org
With non-stop daily flights from London on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, Seattle is Britain’s most direct gateway to the Pacific Northwest. Norwegian offers direct non stop services from London Gatwick to Seattle four times a week and in May 2018, Thomas Cook Airlines introduced two flights a week between Manchester and Seattle. Aer Lingus launched flights from Dublin to Seattle in May 2018, which are also direct, non stop services. Passengers who choose this route have the added bonus of the US Preclearance facility in Dublin airport. Icelandair and other airlines offer one-stop flights from airports around the UK and Ireland.