The Port of Seattle said it is not expecting any disruptions at Sea-Tac Airport after the FAA grounded all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft Wednesday.
The Port said Southwest Airlines is the only carrier with regularly scheduled MAX flights to or from Seattle, with about three per day. By the time the FAA grounded the aircraft, no more MAX flights were heading to or from Sea-Tac.
Southwest said their 34 Max 8 planes account for less than 5 percent of its daily flights nationwide.
United Airlines flies 14 Max 9 planes, and none were scheduled to Seattle. The airline said it does not anticipate any significant impacts as it works to rebook passengers on other planes.
American Airlines is in a similar situation, with no MAX 8 flights to Seattle. The planes were scheduled for just 85 flights out of 6,700 daily departures throughout the airline’s system.
Alaska Airlines does not currently have any 737 MAX planes in its fleet but is scheduled to take delivery of the 737 MAX 8 later this year.
Delta Airlines, the other major carrier at Sea-Tac, does not fly the 737 MAX.