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' in 2015', and SkyTrax in March 2015 voted it "Number 1 for 'Best Airport Staff in North America", while in the same month Airport Revenue News awarded it 'Best Overall Concession Program'; 'Best Concession Management Team' and 'Amenities Program among large Airports'.

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 between San Jose & San Francisco.

With four long runways and an estimated 48 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.
   Copa Airlines (a Star Alliance member) presently offers daily nonstop flights to Panama City's Tocumen Airport, with 55 connections to Latin American cities.
   Air India (a Star Alliance member) offers 3 weekly nonstop flights to Delhi.
   Qantas offers select flights to Sydney in January, and thereafter offers six weekly flights.
   Fiji Air offers two weekly flights to Fiji Airport (NAN), starting June 2016.
   Air Berlin offers five weekly flights to Dusseldorf in Summer 2016.

For current traffic information, call 511 from within the San Francisco Bay Area, or  510.817.1717 from outside.
For Airport Paging call 1-800-435-9736
For US Customs call 650-837-2876
For TSA Security call 866-289-9673 or visit
For Baggage storage, wrapping & shipping - contact the Airport Travel Agency at 650-877-0422.

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

San Francisco Airport has four passenger terminals - Domestic Terminals 1, 2 & 3 & International Terminal. 
Present and future Airport developments: 
 - The 'Exploratorium @ SFO' store -a museum of science, art & human perception - is to open in April 2016.
 - The new air traffic control tower between Terminals 1 & 2 (east of the current one which it will replace) has been completed and the FAA will start installing traffic control equipment and conduct training & testing - opening is scheduled for summer 2016.
 - Starting fall 2016, Hyatt Hotels Corp will build (but SFO will own) a 350-room Grand Hyatt Hotel near  the Airport entrance - with direct access to terminals via AirTrain. It will house a huge flexible meeting space, a 24/7 business center, healthclub & spa, indoor pool, whirlpool & sauna; and will have full-service and  casual restaurants, sushi bar & rooftop cocktail lounge. Completion is set for 2019.

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