SFO Airport - San Francisco Airport ( San Francisco , CA )


San Francisco International Airport SFO - who celebrated its 90-year anniversary in May 2017 - 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 San Francisco Airport 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'. In April 217 SFO won for the second time CI" Magazine's annual 'CIO 100' award.
Furthermore, in March 2016 San Francisco Airport received from ACI 'Level 3 of Airport Carbon Accreditation' - the first among California airports and second only to North American airpots. While the SFO has already reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 38 percent, its goal is to reach another 25 percent carbon reduction by 2017.  In March 2017, SF received the 'Acterra Award for Sustainability.

San Francisco 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 on Hwys 101 or 280 between San Jose & San Francisco. With four long runways and over 55 million passengers in 2017, San Francisco International Airport is hub to United airlines, and is served by a multitude of domestic and international carriers offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. San Francisco Airport has four passenger terminals - the International Terminal and Domestic Terminals T1, T2 & T3. 

Connecting between terminals - you have 2 choices to get  from International Terminal to T1 or T2 - walk or using the Air Train.  If connecting from International Terminal to T3, you can either walk or take the AiTrain. 

Important Contacts:
 - 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 tsa.gov.
 - For Baggage storage, wrapping & shipping - contact the Airport Travel Agency at 650-877-0422.
 - For Lost /Found items:  
   . items lost at security checkpoint: call 800-764-8050 or e-mail [email protected]
   . items lost onboard the aircraft: call your airline
 - For WiFi support call 855-415-9434
 - Airport Butler service at San Francisco Airport - a first in the U.S. - now provides to any paying passenger pre-arranged VIP services (meeting curbside, expediting check-in with advance baggage tags & boarding passes; and assist at security checkpoint & beyond. 
- The 'new Exploratorium store - is a museum of science, art & human perception.

To expedite getting in/out of the Airport 
use FasTrak-designated lanes, make use of the Airport's CLEAR, PreCheck, Global Entry programs, of APC kiosks and MPC mobile passport control. Check https://travel.state.gov/passports to assure that your passport is still being accepted.  Mobile Passport Control (MPC) allows eligible passengers to bypass regular queue by submitting passport info & customs delcaration form to CBP via smartphone/ tablet prior to arrival, and then valid for 4 hours.

Present and future Airport developments:
  The Terminal 1 $2.4B Redevelopment Project, started in 2016 with a first order of business to create a temporary Boarding Area B (BAB) with 9 fully-operational gates.  (The old South Terminal's current facilties will be demolished and reconstruction of new central & boarding areas will be created). New Boarding Area B is to have 24 gates (6 for international arrivals with direct access to US Customs/ Federal inspection area). The project also includes development of a new centralized security checkpoint, new baggage handling system, dining & retail concessions & connecting walkways. Walkways will offer easy access from security check to international boarding areas A & C.  A new mezzanine level will offer connections to the AirTrain and the central parking garage.  Work will be done in phases up to 2024.  
San Francisco Intl Airport
San Francisco, CA 94128
Website: http://www.flysfo.com
Contact: http://www.flysfo.com/contact-sfo
Phone: (650) 821 8211 or 800 435 9736