Skip to main content
Many King County facilities are closed to the public. Learn how to access services remotely or while following social distancing guidelines.  
King County logo

Owned by King County and managed by the county's Department of Executive Services, King County International Airport-Boeing Field is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country.

It serves all sizes and types of aircraft, fills a wide range of commercial and recreational needs, and is home base for about 150 businesses - including air cargo companies, flight schools, charter operations, and helicopter services. Our tenants also include hundreds of small aircraft owners who use their planes for recreation and business.

Learn more

Not to be used for air navigation

Location Four miles south of downtown Seattle in the Duwamish corridor
Elevation 21.0' MSL surveyed
Latitude 47° 31.80' N
Longitude 122° 18.12' W
Based aircraft 418
Designation KBFI
Weather data/ASOS 206-763-6904
Services U.S. Airport of Entry - U.S. customs, immigration, public health, and agricultural inspection facilities (see our tenant directory under Government: United States.)
Area 634 acres
Fuel 100 LL, Jet A
Runway 14R/32L 10,000 feet by 200 feet, weight limit 340,000 pounds double tandem wheel, ILS, LOC/DME
Runway 14L/32R 3,710 feet by 100 feet, limited to use by aircraft up to 12,500 pounds

Location

King County International Airport-Boeing Field
7277 Perimeter Rd. S.
Seattle, WA 98108
206-263-2960
Fax 206-205-5630
TTY Relay 711

Maps

Directions

From I-5 Southbound
  • Take Albro/Swift Exit 161.
  • Turn right at light onto Albro.
  • Turn right at light onto Stanley.
  • Bear right through next two intersections onto Airport Way.
  • Take Airport Way to main entrance to King County International Airport.
  • Turn right at large blue King County International Airport sign at the equivalent of 7300 Airport Way.
  • The terminal building is the brick building directly in front of you after you turn in from Airport Way.
From I-5 Northbound
  • Take Airport Way Exit 158.
  • Cross over I-5.
  • Bear right onto Airport Way off the overpass.
  • Travel 1.5 miles.
  • Take Airport Way to main entrance to King County International Airport.
  • Turn left at large blue King County International Airport sign at the equivalent of 7300 Airport Way.
  • The terminal building is the brick building directly in front of you after you turn in from Airport Way.

Parking

Parking is available at the terminal for airline passengers. Park in any numbered space and give the number of that parking space to the airline when you check in for your flight.

Taxi, rideshare, and limousine service

Taxi, rideshare, and limousine service to and from the airport is only a phone call or app click away. These transportation services are not available on demand at curbside, so please contact the company of your choice in advance.

Rental cars

Rental cars are available at King County International Airport through the following businesses. Please contact them directly for your rental car needs.

In 1928, by a rate of 86 percent, King County voters approved a $950,000 plan for construction of the region’s first municipal airport. Today, King County International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the nation and it ranks among the most successful public investments in state history.

Originally named in honor of Boeing Company founder William E. Boeing, the airport helped to support the early growth of the Boeing Company. Throughout the 1930s, it served as a regional center for the burgeoning industries of commercial and recreational aviation.

On December 6, 1941, just one day before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the airport was closed to the public and taken over by the federal government because of its strategic location and its importance as a Boeing production center. During World War II, the airport was devoted to the production of thousands of B-17 and B-29 bombers, which played key roles in the Allied war effort.

After the war, Boeing Field reopened for civilian use and it served as the area's primary passenger airport until the development of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Today, King County International Airport-Boeing Field is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the nation, serving about 375,000 flights each year and a wide variety of aircraft, ranging from small recreational airplanes to helicopters, corporate jets, cargo carriers, commercial passenger planes, and military aircraft.

The airport is owned by the taxpayers of King County and managed by the King County Department of Executive Services. It is financed by fees paid by airport tenants and customers, and receives no general tax revenues.

King County International Airport receives no general tax dollars. It is financed by rents, fees, and some Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) resources.

King County International Airport has a dedicated outdoor viewing area on the north side of the terminal. Another option for spotters is Ruby Chow Park just north of the airfield. We ask viewers and photographers to be courteous while using these areas. If you see inappropriate behavior or suspicious activity, please report it to airport police at 206‑296‑7392 or call 9-1-1.

For information about job openings at King County International Airport-Boeing Field, see Careers at King County.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes. Two air carriers, Kenmore Air Express and JSX, have operations based out of the airport's main terminal.

Kenmore Air Express offers regularly scheduled passenger flights to Friday Harbor and Eastsound/Orcas Island. The airline also offers scenic flights around Mount Rainier and Mount Saint Helens from our airport.

JSX service is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the carrier expects to resume regularly scheduled passenger flights in late July 2020.

Parking is available at the terminal for airline passengers (see above under Location, directions, and parking). Park in any numbered spot and give the number of that parking space to the airline when you check in for your flight.

Current conditions and forecasts are available at weather.gov/seattle or weather.com. ASOS weather data for pilots is available by calling 206-763-6904.

For the most up-to-date look, check the Washington State Department of Transportation's near-real-time Seattle Area Traffic page.

Travel time to downtown Seattle is about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the mode and traffic conditions. To schedule a rental car, see the list above in the Ground Transportation section.

Taxi or rideshare service to downtown Seattle costs about $30 depending on the provider, final destination, traffic, and time of day. There is no fixed fare available. You must call or use the provider's app to schedule a ride - there are no transportation services available on demand at curbside.

There are no direct options for public transit from the airport terminal to downtown.

Yes. Aircraft charters are available through our fixed-base operators. For a list of those businesses, see our tenant directory.
Aircraft at or below 12,500 pounds MGLW are exempt from a landing fee. See our Fees and Rates page for a full list of charges for other aircraft.

24-Hour Operations Line
206-296-7334
Noise Hotline
206-316-2515

TTY Relay 711