Drzewiecki Design’s Boeing Field review

The home of Boeing

Constructed in 1928, Boeing Field (KBFI) is named after the founder of the Boeing Company, William E Boeing. It served as the primary airport for Seattle until the opening of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 1944, which is actually only five miles away. Its official name is King County International (KBFI), although it's sometimes referred to as (KCIA), although it is not its actual ICAO identifier.

An overview of Boeing Field.
An overview of Boeing Field. Joe Lavery

These days, the airport handles mainly General Aviation (GA) and cargo traffic with a scheduled passenger service operated by Kenmore Air. They fly daily to Friday Harbor and Eastsound/Orcas Island and the company also has a maintenance facility at the field.

The international cargo carrier UPS Airlines has a hub here and the airport remains closely linked to Boeing which uses the airport for testing and the delivery of its aircraft. Boeing also has a large reception building alongside a massive maintenance facility which are served by a dedicated terminal that features three airbridges.

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