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San Francisco SFO Airport Overview

San Francisco International Airport SFO serves Northern California's greater San Francisco Bay Area and is the largest of its three Airports (the other two being San Jose Mineta and Oakland airports). It is gateway to the Pacific regions.  According to Fodor, San Francisco International is 'One of the Best [airports] in the World'.  Travel & Leisure bestowed  the Airport with their Social Media in Travel & Tourism Awards. Also the 'Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards'  voted SFO as 'Best Airport in the Americas', and SkyTrax placed it as number 3 among best Worldwide Airports in its passenger count category.

SFO Airport is located next to the cities of Millbrae & San Bruno, in San Mateo County, 13 miles south of San Francisco, and situated near the junction of Highway 101 and Interstate 380, with easy connection to Hwy 280 (San Jose - San Francisco).

With four long runways and an estimated 45 million annual passengers, San Francisco International Airport is hub to United and Virgin America airlines, and is served by a multitude of domestic and international carriers offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
As of June 9, 2014, United Airlines offers 3 weekly flights to/from Chendu CTU Airport in southwest China

For current traffic information, call 511 from within the San Francisco Bay Area, or  510.817.1717 from outside.

NOTE:  CLEARlanes are now available at SFO to subscribing members, getting you through security check quickly.

Passenger terminals at San Francisco's Airport: Domestic Terminals 1, 2 & 3 & International Terminal. 
Present & Future Airport Developments:  1. While the first phase of renovation & expansion of Terminal 3's Boarding Area E has now been completed, its next phase project includes a connecting concourse between Boarding Areas E & F and other improvements to be gradually completed until July 2015.
2. A new air traffic control tower between Terminals 1 & 2 (east of the current one which it will replace) -should become fully operational in 2015.


 


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