Alaska Airlines opens doors to new flagship lounge with cosy design flourishes and a dozen Seattle microbrews on tap

Alaska Airlines Lounge Entrance

Alaska Airlines have finally opened the doors to their impressive new flagship lounge in the North Satellite Terminal at Sea-Tac International Airport. Designed by Seattle architect Graham Baba, this 15,800 square foot lounge oozes West Coast charm, framed by picture windows looking out across the runway, Olympic Mountains and of course, downtown Seattle.

Alaska Airlines Lounge

Once inside, you are greeted by an impressive fire pit, which gives the impression of Icelandair’s lounge at Reykjavik at first glance. But unlike there, this lounge allows passengers to try any one of a dozen Seattle microbrews at the spacious bar, taste complimentary Pacific Northwest-inspired bites or enjoy custom-brewed espresso beverages and teas from an Alaska Lounge barista.

Alaska Airlines Lounge Drinks

The opening of this Seattle lounge follows the recent renovation of Alaska’s Lounges in Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage, the opening of Alaska’s JFK lounge and the announcement of a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport, which will be the eighth Alaska Lounge when it opens in 2020. In total, Alaska has invested $50 million in its lounge portfolio.


The new Seattle lounge supports the existing lounge in the main terminal, which features an older design, so it’s well worth hopping across to the North Satellite to enjoy the new space if you have time. While the satellite is still being renovated, this lounge is certainly the crowning glory.

Alaska Airlines Lounge Bar

“The old North Satellite worked for 45 years and worked well, but it’s become a living time capsule. We are now headed into the future with a stunning facility that improves the passenger experience with more space, light, and services. Alaska, Seattle’s hometown airline, is a perfect partner to grow with Sea-Tac,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Stephanie Bowman. “Built by Pacific Northwest businesses and residents, this project brings economic opportunities in construction as well as for airport dining and retail businesses, including small, local and disadvantaged entrepreneurs.”

Alaska Airlines Lounge Chairs

Officially opened today, the new lounge brings to life the new design palette for the now-fully merged Alaska and Virgin America brand. “At Alaska, we truly strive to meet the needs of the modern traveller – and the touches throughout this newest lounge reflect that care and investment,” says Sangita Woerner, Alaska’s vice president of marketing. “This welcoming space is an extension of the remarkable service we provide every day for our guests.”

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Guests can visit by becoming a lounge member, flying first class with Alaska or purchasing a day pass. Plus, guests can enjoy 50% off a lounge day pass when they pay with their Alaska Airlines credit card.

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