Portland PDX Airport Overview
PDX Airport, located on Airport Road, off Interstate Hwy 205, and a half-hour drive from downtown Portland, is also accessible by the MAX light rail service connecting it to downtown Portland in under 40 minutes. Over-the-roadway signs advise passengers of traffic congestion, parking availability & important announcements.
With three runways and an estimated 15 million passengers a year, Portland International Airport is hub to Alaska Airlines & Horizon, and is served by major airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Portland International Airport has one large passenger terminal with Concourses A - E.
Present and future Airport developments:
- During 2016 the following projects are to be completed: Federal Inspection Station remodel work, new canopies, new security access control system, and relocation & expansion of north & south security checkpoint exit lanes, and new passenger waiting area added.
- Between 2016 & 2017, ongoing efforts are to balance passengers between north & south sides: Construction starts in Fall 2016 to extend Concourse E by 210 feet and build new ground loading facilities. The two largest carriers Alaska & Southwest will switch concourses.