Alaska Air to Expand Headquarters in Seattle

By Anna Breuer on 4 May 2018
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An Alaska Airlines plane in Seattle

An Alaska Airlines plane in Seattle

Alaska Airlines parent Alaska Air Group broke ground Thursday on a new office building across the street from its corporate headquarters near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The 128,000-square-foot (11,891-square-meter) facility will house approximately 600 employees in departments that include technology and operations.  The building is being constructed on the site of the former Sandstone Inn, which the airline acquired in January for $32 million.

It will house Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees, which include former Virgin America staff. Alaska merged with Virgin America in 2016.

Governor Jay Inslee was one of the dignitaries present at the groundbreaking.

“Alaska Airlines has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to its employees and the broader community, here in SeaTac and throughout the Puget Sound region,” the governor said.

The airline plans to develop a campus environment that allows employees and visitors to easily walk between buildings and will also build a new pedestrian crossing, accessible by the public, with traffic signals between its headquarters and the new facility on International Boulevard.

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