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  Winter 2014


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Columbia Center Enhances Sky View Observatory for Full Panoramic View
The Sky View Observatory on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center building in downtown Seattle went from a 270 degree view to a 360 degree view of Seattle in July 2013. The panoramic view includes Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, the Cascade Mountains, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the city of Seattle and the Space Needle. At a height of over 900 feet, the observatory is the tallest public viewing area west of the Mississippi. The redesigned interior features new displays at each vantage point with a story description of the city and the region. The observatory is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center before entering the observatory.

Media Contact: Tamara Wilson, (206) 409-6735; http://skyviewobservatory.com/.

Seattle Great Wheel Opens on Waterfront
Located at the end of Pier 57 on the Seattle waterfront, the Seattle Great Wheel has had more than one million visitors since opening in summer 2012. The 175-foot Ferris wheel features 42 Euro-style gondolas designed by Chance Rides are equipped with heating and air conditioning and offer views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle city skyline. The structure extends nearly 40 feet out from the pier, hovering over Elliott Bay. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8.50 for children 11 and under, and senior discounts available. Tickets can be purchased at the pier and online at http://seattlegreatwheel.com.

Media Contact: Alexander Camacho, Seattle Great Wheel; (206) 397-8450; http://seattlegreatwheel.com.

Flying Heritage Collection Expands
Paul G. Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection opened a second hangar that displays some of the rarest WWII war birds and artifacts in the world on April 12. The 26,000-square-foot expansion allows the collection to put more of its artifacts on display and more extensively explore the history and technology of WWII flying machines. While the existing Hangar 1 focuses on the home fronts and innovations of the major combatants, the newly opened Hangar 2 follows each nation’s combat machines into five theaters of war. Both hangars showcase the spectacular technologies developed from 1935-1945 and shine light on the events and courageous people that made history during WWII. Hangar 2 also houses a new movie theater where visitors can watch short videos about WWII events, developments and conditions.

Media Contact: Colleen Quinn or Laura Ray, (206) 343-1543; www.flyingheritage.com.

Savor Seattle Offers New Capitol Hill and “Booze ‘n Bites” Tours
Savor Seattle Food Tours now offers tours through Seattle’s eclectic urban neighborhood, Capitol Hill. Known for its bohemian, hipster residents, as well as some of the city’s best food and coffee, the two-and-a-half hour walking tour includes more than 15 ethnically diverse bites and sips, entertaining stories and more.

A new two-hour evening Booze n’ Bites walking tour takes guests on a progressive dining tour to five of Seattle’s hot spots to taste appetizers, sip wine and sample cocktails while learning about Seattle’s cocktail history. The relaxed pace allows for mixing and mingling at each restaurant and a chance to view the festive lights at the Pike Place Market. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Additional Savor Seattle Food Tours include: a two-hour Pike Place Market Tour, a two-hour Chocolate Indulgence Tour, a three-day Gourmet Kayak Tour in the San Juan Islands and private and group events.

Media Contact: Angela Shen, Savor Seattle Food Tours, (206) 898-4418;
www.savorseattletours.com.


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Bezos Center for Innovation Opens at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
The Bezos Center for Innovation opened in MOHAI on October 12, 2013, showcasing Seattle’s role in innovation and entrepreneurship. Supported by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, the center showcases Seattle leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship. The exhibition focuses on educating youth on the history of Seattle’s trailblazing companies through interactive and social experiences. The center involves exhibits and programs that encourage students to witness stories of invention and imagine all possibilities.

MOHAI re-opened in a new location on the south shore of Lake Union on Dec. 29, 2012. The new location was restored from the previous Naval Reserve Armory to give the museum nearly 50,000-square feet of exhibition and program space. Temporary exhibits rotate through MOHAI but the premier core exhibit on the second floor features thousands of artifacts and images on the Puget Sound’s culture and history.

Media Contact: Jackie Durbin, (206) 324-1126 ext. 20, www.seattlehistory.org.

The Secret World of Spies Revealed at Pacific Science Center
The world of top secret missions and undercover spies come to light in Pacific Science Center’s upcoming exhibition SPY: The Secret World of Espionage. Beginning March 23, 2014, this first-ever exhibition will put on view over 200 items from the collections of the CIA, FBI, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and H. Keith Melton, author, historian and international authority on spy technology. SPY grants guests unprecedented access into the real world of espionage, with real gadgets and artifacts from spies and spy catchers. SPY: The Secret World of Espionage will be at the Pacific Science Center through September.

Media Contact: Katelyn Del Buco, Pacific Science Center, (206) 269-5728, http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/.

Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, the Hobbit Bring Fantasy to Seattle
The world premiere exhibit Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic opened on April 27, 2013 at EMP Museum. Organized by EMP, it brings to life the tales of the fantasy genre with rare artifacts from literature, film, television, and comics, including costumes and props from The Princess Bride, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and original hand-edited manuscript pages from J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. State-of-the-art interactive installations allow visitors to further explore fantasy archetypes and create fantasy world maps.

Media Contact: Anita Woo, Experience Music Project, (206) 770-2700; www.empmuseum.org.

Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibition Celebrates First Anniversary
The Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibition opened in May 2012 on Seattle Center’s 74-acre campus. The exhibition showcases the most comprehensive collection of Washington-native Dale Chihuly’s artwork ever assembled. It includes a collection of glass, sculpture and other media displayed in both interior and exterior exhibits. The interior exhibit highlights the wide variety of Chihuly’s most popular works. The exterior features some of his large, signature works amid a lush garden. The exterior also includes a 40-foot Glass House structure with an expansive Chihuly installation flowing from the ceiling covering 4,500 square feet. The eight expansive galleries are accompanied by a Chihuly bookstore and the Collections Café. Tickets are available on the website.

Media Contact: April Matson, Chihuly Garden & Glass, (206)753-4924;
www.chihulygardenandglass.com.

Wing Luke Museum Recognized by National Park Service
In February 2013, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience joined other noteworthy cultural sites across America as an affiliated area recognized by the National Park Service. The Wing Luke Museum, located in the Chinatown-International District near downtown Seattle, is the only Pan-Asian Pacific American community-based museum in America, highlighting the issues and life experiences of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.

Media Contact: Margaret Su, (206) 623-5124; www.wingluke.org.

Seattle Art Museum Presents Joan Miró Works
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is showcasing the collection of the later works of Spanish-born artist Joan Miró, which are rarely seen in the United States. A contemporary of Picasso, Miró is considered one of the greatest innovators of 20th-century art in Europe. Miró: The Experience of Seeing, runs until May 18, 2014 features 48 of his paintings, sculptures and drawings. The works are on loan from Spain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (Museo Reina Sofía).

Media Contact: Cara Egan, (206) 748-9285; www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Museum of Flight Lands Amelia Earhart Model and Space Shuttle Trainer
In September 2013, an antique Lockheed Model 10-E aircraft flew to the Museum of Flight and became the new centerpiece of a permanent exhibit honoring Amelia Earhart. Earhart flew the same model aircraft during her attempt to fly around the world in 1937.

The Museum of Flight opened a new Space Shuttle Trainer exhibit in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery on Nov. 10, 2012. During the last year, the Museum of Flight team reassembled and refurbished the Space Shuttle Trainer after receiving it from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). For the past 30 years, the full-sized mock orbiter trained all astronaut crews for space travel at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Guests of the museum are now welcome to walk into the cargo bay, a unique experience restricted with real shuttles.The gallery will also house numerous other rare space artifacts that will be part of a one-of-a-kind exhibit about space and engaging the next generation of space explorers through hands-on learning.

Media Contact: Ted Huetter, (206) 768-7105; www.museumofflight.org.

“Mirror” Lights up Art Museum and City Streets
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) unveiled a dramatic permanent installation for its downtown Seattle building façade in March 2013. Mirror, by internationally renowned artist Doug Aitken, consists of a monumental LED display that projects images on the glass-covered horizontal band. The images dissolve into narrow columns of light that run up and down the facade of SAM. Aitken created video footage that best reflects the Seattle region and its response to its surroundings. The visual sequences changes to be responsive to the environment such as weather, traffic, light, and special events, giving the impression that the entire building is alive with motion. This is Aitken’s first permanent installation for a public museum. Aitken has also worked with the Smithsonian, WoMa and the Centre Pompidou in Paris on other exhibits.

Media Contact: Cara Egan, (206) 748-9285; www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Sea-Tac International Airport Launches Music Initiative
In January 2012 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport launched Experience the City of Music, a cooperative effort by the Port of Seattle, Seattle Music Commission and PlayNetwork, to showcase the Northwest region’s music culture and enhance the experience of millions of passengers who pass through the airport each year. The program features airport-wide speakers and screens with a diverse variety of Northwest music from the soulful sounds of Quincy Jones to the poignant lyrics of Eddie Vedder, Jimi Hendrix and the Wilson sisters. Travelers also hear artist-read public announcements, enjoy curated videos on terminal and baggage claim monitors and listen to a multi-channel web radio player available through the free airport Wi-Fi network. “Seattle is known around the world for its music culture, so it’s great to see this identity embraced and showcased to all the travelers going through the airport,” said Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. “

Media Contact: Perry Cooper, Port of Seattle, (206) 787-4923; www.portseattle.org.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Visit Seattle Unveils Fresh, Local eCookbook on iTunes
On October 15, 2013, Visit Seattle launched a free interactive eCookbook that highlights a range of talented chefs and signature Pacific Northwest cuisine. Fresh From Seattle features 26 recipes from 12 noteworthy contributing local chefs, including award winners such as Tom Douglas, Maria Hines and Thierry Rautureau.

The 92-page eCookbook is a rich compilation of recipes, cooking and storage tips, color photos, food history, chef bios and more. Seattle chefs contributed original recipes, as well as personal restaurant favorites, that are designed to pique the culinary curiosity of the inspired home chef. In addition to Seattle celebrity chefs, the cookbook also features acclaimed hotel chefs.

Fresh From Seattle is available at www.2daysinseattle.com/ebook, where it is downloadable as a PDF or you can link to Apple iTunes App Store for download. Both options are free of charge.

Media contact: Kauilani Robinson, (206) 461-5839.

Washington State Incites a Cider Revolution
Hard cider is the fastest growing sector of the alcohol market with sales tripling since 2007, according to the Northwest Cider Association. The association includes more than 30 cider makers and 15 cideries, many of whom are apple growers as well as early adopters of premium cidermaking. Washington produces more apples than any other state in the U.S. and that, combined with a young but robust heritage of cider making explain why Washington State leads the U.S. in premium cider production. Current efforts are underway to help encourage more orchardists to plant cider apple varieties to supply the growing industry. Some top ciders in Washington include Tieton Cider Works, Finnriver Cidery and Seattle Cider Co. Increasingly, bars, restaurants, wineries and breweries are giving cider their own taps. And cider tasting rooms are springing open, including several in Seattle: Beveridge Place Pub; Full Throttle Bottles; 99 Bottles; The Noble Fir and the Sixgill; and Capitol Cider.

New Beer Tasting and Brewery Tours
Road Dog Tours presents the guided Seattle Brewery Tour which showcases the city’s craft beer industry and teaches guests about the craft brewing process while offering multiple samples. The tour departs three times daily and includes visits to some of the Seattle’s 20-plus craft and microbreweries. Tours pick up guests at one of two downtown Seattle locations and accommodate between two and 14 guests per tour. Private and corporate tours are also offered. Walk-up tours are also available for as few as one or two individuals as space allows.

Media Contact: Dustin Boast, (206) 249-9858; www.seattlebrewerytour.com.

Craft Distilleries and Related Tours Grow
Local Craft Tours’ Distillery Tour features three distillery visits and 12 spirit tastings, including award-winning vodkas and whiskeys. Local artisanal snacks and luxury transportation are provided. Group tours are available.

Along with wineries and breweries, distilleries are now growing in the city and throughout western Washington. Passed in 2008, the Washington State Distillery Law now allows smaller distillers to operate with a craft distillery license, the first time since prohibition. The new law lowered craft distillers’ licensing fees from $2,000 to $100 and raised the amount of spirits a craft distillery can distill from 20,000 to 60,000 gallons annually. The new law also allows for on-site tasting, bottle sales and facility tours. Dozens of new distilleries are now operating and distill absinthe, whiskey, grappa, gin, rum and vodka. Distilleries are required to use 51 percent state-sourced ingredients.

Media contact: Tara Fuller, (206) 455-3740; www.localcrafttours.com.

Safeco Field Teams Up with Seattle Chefs and Mixologists
During the 2013 Seattle Mariners home baseball season, Safeco Field’s ballpark cuisine spiced things up. Seattle chef and restaurateur Ethan Stowell now serves restaurant-quality food in the ballpark setting at Edgar’s Cantina & Home Run Porch, both named for legendary designated hitter and Mariners Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez. Chef Stowell created a “Northwest Mex” menu featuring fresh corn tortillas, carne asada, carnitas, chicken or lengua (beef tongue), topped with diced onion, cilantro and cotija cheese; plus tortas, pork carnitas and and Chicken Milanese.

To wash it down, five signature cocktails were created by Anu Apte, owner of local lounge Rob Roy. For example, the .312 (Edgar’s lifetime batting average) with Campari and soda and the Martinez Michelada with Mexican beer, lime and pineapple juice with a dash of cayenne pepper.

Safeco Field also expanded its vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free offerings with vegan chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, owners of the award-winning Vedge restaurant in Philadelphia, to offer Bao-Choi, vegan, Asian-style steamed buns. Two options include black vinegar glazed Portobello with pickled cucumber, green chili, scallion and spicy sambal mayo, and Korean eggplant with gochujang (fermented red pepper paste), daikon radish, spicy cabbage, scallion, cilantro and kimchee mayo.

Seattle Mariners Media Contact: Rebecca Hale, (206) 346-4324.

Chef Stowell Media Contact: Kirsten Graham, (206) 890-3435.

Hotel Packages Available for Taste Washington 2014
The 17th annual Taste Washington event will be held at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle on March 29 and 30, 2014.

The Taste Washington Grand Tasting, now a two-day event will include hundreds of Washington wineries and dozens of Northwest restaurants. The popular vineyards section will continue to feature growers pouring wines made from their grapes by wineries across the state, allowing attendees to discover a true sense of place from bottle to bottle and learn about some of the state’s most renowned vineyards.

The Taste Washington Seminars will feature renowned wine experts from across the nation leading in-depth explorations of Washington wine. Information on tickets, seminars and special Taste Washington hotel packages can be found online at www.tastewashington.org.

Media contact: Kauilani Robinson, (206) 461-5839; www.tastewashington.org.

HOTELS

Kimpton Plans New Downtown Seattle Hotel
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced plans for a new four-star hotel in downtown Seattle. An adaptive reuse of the landmark Palladian Building, originally built in 1910 as the Calhoun Hotel, will feature a new 97-room property with 1,100 square feet of meeting and event space, a restaurant and a lounge – all with an “edgy urban vibe.” The new hotel is expected to open in late 2014 just steps away from Pike Place Market. Designer Nicole Hollis will oversee the project. This will be Kimpton’s fourth Seattle property, joining the existing Hotel Monaco, Hotel Vintage Park and the Alexis Hotel.

Media Contact: Brandyn Hull, (206) 340-6678; brandyn.hull@kimptonhotels.com.

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Earns Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Rating
Forbes Travel Guide named the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle as the only hotel in Washington State to receive its prestigious Five-Star rating for service and facility. The Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. This 55th Star Rating list now includes 83 Five-Star hotels, 32 Five-Star restaurants and 38 Five-Star spas, plus 264 Four-Star hotels, 154 Four-Star restaurants and 147 Four-Star spas.

The 147-room Four Seasons Hotel Seattle celebrates its fifth anniversary this November. The hotel was recognized in Forbes Travel Guide’s inaugural mid-year update to the official 2013 Star Rating announcement and is one of 83 Five-Star Hotels, representing the very best of the best hotels in the world. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is also the only spa in Seattle to receive a Four Star rating.

There are currently four four-star hotels in Washington State. In Seattle, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel; Hotel 1000; and Pan Pacific Seattle have achieved four-star status, as has Tacoma’s Hotel Murano.

Media contact: Meg Paynor, (206) 913-3848; meg@paynorpr.com.

Seattle’s Largest Hotel Announced
On March 28 Seattle developer R.C. Hedreen Co. announced plans to build Seattle’s largest hotel two blocks north of the Washington State Convention Center. The Ninth & Stewart project will be the largest convention hotel north of San Francisco and one of the largest on the Pacific Coast when it opens in early 2017. The 43-story building will include 1,500 hotel guest rooms and 150,000 square feet of meeting space. Design concepts and a hotel operator has yet to be selected.

Media Contact: Joanie Parsons; (206) 789-5668; Joanie@parsonspr.com.

Hotel Ballard Opens
Hotel Ballard, a four-star luxury property, opened in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood in May 2013 with 29 guest rooms and suites. The boutique hotel is located on Ballard Avenue, one of the city’s burgeoning shopping, dining and entertainment meccas for visitors and locals alike. The four-story hotel was designed by Seattle architects Gordon Lagerquist and Gene Morris and its modern stucco, sandstone and wood panels that provide a modern contrast to neighboring architecture. Guest rooms were designed by Mike Skidmore Architect, and pay subtle homage to the neighborhood’s Scandinavian heritage. The hotel features a street-level restaurant, called Stoneburner, and a rooftop pavilion with panoramic views of the city and the Olympic Mountains, where guests can enjoy outdoor fire pits.

Media Contact: Carilyn Platt, (206) 618-2033; www.hotelballardseattle.com.

The Westin Seattle Updates Guest Rooms, Adds Meeting Space
The Westin Seattle’s $35 million renovation finished in May 2012 with a complete update of all 891 guest rooms, including the corridors and suites. The transformation of the 5th Avenue Café and Nikko Restaurant created over 10,000 square feet of new meeting space spread over six rooms.

Media Contact: Jennifer Magnusen; (206) 727-5889, Jennifer.Magnusen@Westin.com.

Developers Continue Phase Two of Stadium Place Hotel Complex
Developers Daniels Real Estate Co. and American Life teamed up to build the second phase of Stadium Place, the grand hotel complex just north of CenturyLink and near the transportation hub King Street station. The new facilities aim to revitalize and redevelop the historic Pioneer Square. The complex will include a 23-story hotel, apartment towers, office space, 16,000 square feet of shops and restaurants and health club when completed. The Stadium Place hotel will have 278 total suites and is scheduled to open in 2015.

Media Contact: Daniels Development; (206) 382-4600, info@danielsre.com.

W Hotel Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
W Seattle’s recent renovation of the hotel’s “living room” bar and restaurant is complete. The hotel’s first floor re-opening revealed TRACE, the new trend-setting, urban cocktail venue helmed by Chef de Cuisine Steven Ariel. The restaurant, bar, and living room space redesign is all about what’s new and what’s next in hotel design. The 26-floor, 424 guestroom hotel is located in the heart of downtown near music venues, retail shops and Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market.

Media Contact: Lissa Gruman; (425) 445-5332, www.wseattle.com.

Seattle’s Red Lion Hotel Plans Major Renovation Improvements
The Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle announced a $25 million renovation plan that will increase meeting space by 50 percent, add 22 additional guestrooms and remodel the dinning and outdoor entertainment venues. The hotel will remain open during the improvement projects and the full renovation is scheduled to be completed by 2014.

Media Contact: Red Lion Hotel Seattle; (206) 971-8000; http://www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com.


SPORTS AND RECREATION

Golf’s U.S. Open Comes to the Pacific Northwest for the First Time
Chambers Bay Golf Course, just outside of Tacoma, WA, will host the U.S. Open June 18-21, 2015. This is the first time that the U.S. Open - one of the four major championships of men's professional golf and the national championship of the United States Golf Association – has been hosted in the Pacific Northwest. Chambers Bay, a traditional links style course, opened in 2007. It hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur and has been acclaimed as the number-one Golf Course in Washington State by Golfweek magazine, number-one Public Golf Course in Washington State by Golf Digest and number-27 of Top 50 golf courses of the Last 50 Years by GOLF magazine.


CONVENTION NEWS

Washington State Convention Center Refurbishment
The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) nears completion of a $20 million refurbishment of its downtown Seattle facility. The updates will be completed in multiple phases throughout 2013 and 2014, concluding with updates to ceilings, lighting public spaces and the facility’s exterior. The largest portion of work has and will continue to be scheduled during times with the least impact on events. Lobbies and pre-function spaces throughout the WSCC have recently been fitted with wood and leather couches, benches and arm chairs and installed two fireplaces to create an inviting environment for visitors. Way finding will be enhanced with new digital meeting room signage and completely redesigned directional signage. Many pieces of local art on display work to establish a strong sense of place that is tied to the Pacific Northwest.

Media contact: Marsha Rambert; 206-694-5145; Marsha.Rambert@wscc.com;
www.wscc.com.

Washington State Convention Center Receives Awards for Culinary Excellence
The Washington Wine Restaurant awards were held at the Washington Athletic Club on March 26, and the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) received its fourth Washington Wine Award of Distinction. The Award of Distinction honors restaurants “that have shown dedication and commitment to the Washington wine industry”. WSCC remains the only convention or meeting facility in the state to receive this award. The facility’s prestigious wine awards compliment an interactive 68-page catering menu with user-friendly navigation features. An expanded wine list showcases 97 bottled wines from Washington State’s wine industry, with selections organized by the location of the winery within Washington's 12 American Viticultural Areas. Beautiful food photographs of items created by WSCC chefs are used in the menu. In addition to the interactive menu format, a printer-friendly version is available as a workbook with no photos or interactive links. Key sections of the menu are also available for individual download and are broken out by breakfast, lunch, dinner, breaks, receptions, and wine. The WSCC culinary team can provide box lunches for 20, an informal buffet for 200 or a banquet with French service for 2,000. To download the new menus, visit http://www.wscc.com/our_services/catering.aspx.

Media contact: Marsha Rambert; 206-694-5145; Marsha.Rambert@wscc.com;
www.wscc.com.


AIR TRANSPORTATION

Delta Air Lines Announces Nonstop Service from Seattle to Hong Kong and Seoul
Starting in June 2014, Delta Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Seattle and Hong Kong and Seoul. The routes will be the thirteenth and fourteenth additions, respectively, in new international routes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport since 2007.

Media Contact: Perry Cooper, Port of Seattle, (206) 787-4923; www.portseattle.org.

New Delta Service from Tokyo-Haneda and Shanghai
In June 2013, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport welcomed two additional international services from Shanghai and Tokyo-Haneda through a continuing partnership between Delta and Alaska Airlines. In addition to these new flights, Sea-Tac has added other international flights, including service to Paris, Frankfurt, Beijing, Reykjavik, Dubai and Tokyo.

Media Contact: Perry Cooper, Port of Seattle, (206) 787-4923; www.portseattle.org.

Seattle to Salt Lake City Service Now Offered by Alaska Airlines
In April, Alaska Airlines began offering twice-daily flights between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Salt Lake City, UT. Up until April, Salt Lake City was the largest market out of Sea-Tac that Alaska Airlines did not serve, and was a requested destination by their customers for years.

New Heathrow-Seattle Service with new Delta-Virgin Venture, March 2014
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. plan to begin new nonstop service between Seattle and London-Heathrow, March 29, 2014.

Media Contact: Perry Cooper, Port of Seattle, (206) 787-4923; www.portseattle.org.

Emirates Airlines Add Flights to Seattle
The Dubai-based airline, Emirates Air now connects Seattle to a new region of the world. Daily, nonstop flights began March 1, 2012 between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Media Contact: Perry Cooper, Port of Seattle, (206) 787-4923; www.portseattle.org.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Begins Non-stop Service to Seattle
All Nippon Airways (ANA) inaugurated nonstop service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport in July 2012. ANA is one of eight airlines to offer international services to Sea-Tac since 2007.

Media Contact: Perry Cooper, Port of Seattle, (206) 787-4923; www.portseattle.org.

Kenmore Air Connects Seattle with Nanaimo
Seattle-based Kenmore Air inaugurated daily non-stop service between Seattle and Nanaimo, B.C. on March 3, 2014. The Kenmore Air Express service operates from Seattle’s Boeing Field, just south of downtown Seattle. Flights depart Seattle daily at 11:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Flights depart Nanaimo daily at 6:45 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. Flight time is one hour.

Media contact: Craig O’Neill, (425) 482-2212, www.KenmoreAir.com.

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Media contacts:
David Blandford; (206) 461-5806,
dblandford@visitseattle.org
Kauilani Robinson; (206) 461-5839,
krobinson@visitseattle.org

(Updated 3/14)