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San Francisco International Airport

Where is San Francisco Airport?  


San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO, ICAO: KSFO, FAA LID: SFO), or simply San Francisco Airport, is located 21 kilometres (13 miles) south of downtown San Francisco, California, United States, adjacent to the cities of Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County. It is often referred to as SFO Airport. The SanFrancisco Airport has flights to destinations throughout North America and is a major gateway to Europe, Asia, and Australia.


SFO Airport is the largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the 2nd busiest airport in California, after Los Angeles International Airport. As of 2011, San Francisco International Airport is the 7th largest in the United States and the 22nd busiest airport in the world, with 40,810,141 passengers.


San Francisco Airport is a major hub for United Airlines and is Virgin America's principal base of operations. It is the sole maintenance hub of United Airlines. SFO Airport is also a focus city for Alaska Airlines.


In 2012, San Francisco Airport was named Best Airport in the Americas by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler, an online publication written for and by affluent frequent business travelers.


 

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There are many services and  things to do at SFO Airport, including:


  • Hydration stations (water fountains designed for easy refilling of reusable bottles) - past security
  • Sustainability podcasts (learn how green SFO is!) 
  • Yoga room (free, mats supplied, silent) - Terminal 2, boarding area D, just past security
  • 4 spas
  • Berman Reflection Room (quiet self-reflection, meditation) - International Terminal, pre-security
  • Christian Science Reading Room (quiet place to read, meditate or relax) - Terminal 1, near Gates 40-48, pre-security
  • USO Lounge (24 hours) - Terminal 1, Mezzanine Level, pre-security
  • Baggage storage - International Terminal
  • Public showers (07:00-23:00) - International Terminal, pre-security
  • Medical clinic
  • Aviation Museum and Aviation Library (an architectural adaptation of SFO's 1937 terminal lobby) - International Terminal, pre-security
  • Permanent and temporary art exhibitions (courtesy of SFO Museum and the San Francisco Arts Commission)
  • Steinhart Aquarium - Terminal 1, Departures, near Gates 40-48, pre-security
  • Animal relief areas
  • Business services (including cell phone rentals) - International Terminal
  • Rapid charging units

 

The San Francisco Airport stores and concessions are known to be pricey compared to other airports in the United States.




Additional San Francisco Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.



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Last Updated: 7 Apr 2014