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San Francisco International Airport

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IATA: SFO – ICAO: KSFO – FAA: SFO
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner San Francisco Airport Commission
Serves San Francisco
Location San Mateo County (unincorporated)
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 37°37′08″N 122°22′30″W / 37.61889, -122.375Coordinates: 37°37′08″N 122°22′30″W / 37.61889, -122.375
Website www.FlySFO.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10L/28R 11,870 3,618 Asphalt
10R/28L 10,602 3,231 Asphalt
1R/19L 8,648 2,636 Asphalt
1L/19R 7,500 2,286 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Passengers 35,790,746
Aircraft operations 375,579
Sources: official site[1] and FAA[2]
FAA diagram of SFO
FAA diagram of SFO

San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO, ICAO: KSFOFAA LID: SFO) is a major international airport located 13 miles (21 km) 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. The airport has flights to destinations throughout the Americas and is a major gateway to Europe, Asia, and Australasia-Oceania. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... San Mateo County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... The term asphalt is often used as an abbreviation for asphalt concrete. ... FAA redirects here. ... Detail from FAA diagram of San Francisco International Airport. ... Detail from FAA diagram of San Francisco International Airport. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... FAA redirects here. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... “km” redirects here. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... General view of Millbrae Millbrae is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... The San Bruno police station next to the BART station at the Shops at Tanforan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... San Mateo County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... For other uses, see Oceania (disambiguation). ...


San Francisco International Airport is the largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the second busiest airport in the state of California after Los Angeles International Airport. As of 2006, San Francisco International Airport is the thirteenth largest in the United States[3] and the twenty-third largest airport in the world,[4] in terms of passengers. It is a major hub of United Airlines and is Virgin America's principal base of operations.[5] It is the sole maintenance hub of United Airlines. SFO is also a focus city for Alaska Airlines. Bay Area redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The thirty worlds busiest airports by passenger traffic are measured by number of total passengers (data provided by Airports Council International). ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Virgin America is a U.S. based low-cost airline that began service on 8 August 2007. ... Alaska Airlines, (NYSE: ALK) is an airline based in Seattle, Washington, United States. ...


The two top airlines, United and American, account for 48.9% and 10.2% of passenger traffic respectively.


The airport enjoys a connection to an adjacent freeway, U.S. Route 101, as well as having its own Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station adjoining one of its terminals. Interstate 380 intersects Highway 101 north of the airport, providing further connections to the region. U.S. Route 101, also known as Highway 101, The 101 in Southern California, and simply 101 in Northern California, is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in California. ... A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ... San Francisco International Airport is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on the Dublin/Pleasanton Line located inside San Francisco International Airport. ... Interstate 380 is a short spur highway that connects Interstate 280 in San Bruno, California to San Francisco International Airport in South San Francisco, California; the eastern terminus of I-380 is the junction with U.S. Highway 101. ...


SFO has numerous passenger amenities, including a wide range of food and drink establishments, shopping, baggage storage, public showers, a medical clinic, and assistance for lost or stranded travelers and military personnel. The airport hosts the Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library, and both permanent and temporary art exhibitions in several places in the terminals. Public Wi-Fi is available throughout most of the terminal area, provided by T-Mobile for a fee.[6] Wi-Fi (IPA: ) is the common name for a popular wireless technology used in home networks, mobile phones, video games and more. ... T-Mobile logo T-Mobile is a multinational mobile phone operator. ...

Contents

History

The airport was first opened on May 7, 1927 on 150 acres (607,000 m²) of cow pasture. The land was leased from prominent local landowner Ogden L. Mills, (who in turn had leased it from his grandfather Darius O. Mills) and was named Mills Field Municipal Airport. It remained Mills Field until 1931, when it was renamed San Francisco Municipal Airport. "Municipal" was replaced by "International" in 1955. is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ogden Livingston Mills (August 23, 1884–October 11, 1937) was an American businessman and politician. ... Darius Ogden Mills Darius Ogden Mills (September 5, 1825 – January 3, 1910) was a prominent American banker and philanthropist. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ...


The U.S. Weather Bureau began keeping weather observations at Mills Field in May 1927. The weather records have continued under the National Weather Service, which maintained the Bay Area forecast office in the airport's control tower building until forecasting was moved to Redwood City. Although not the official weather observation site for San Francisco (with the official site existing in Duboce Park), data from SFO's automated weather station often appears as belonging to "San Francisco" in media sources outside of the Bay Area. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The National Weather Service (NWS) is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. ... Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County, California. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Starting in 1935, Pan American World Airways used the facility as the terminal for its "China Clipper" flying boat service across the Pacific Ocean. Domestic flights did not begin en masse, however, until World War II, when Oakland International Airport was taken over by the military and its passenger flights were shifted to San Francisco.[7] Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Martin model 130 China Clipper class passenger-carrying flying boat The China Clipper was a flying boat used by Pan American Airways for its San Francisco to Manila route. ... Boeing 314 A flying boat is an aircraft that is designed to take off and land on water, in particular a type of seaplane which uses its fuselage as a floating hull (instead of pontoons mounted below the fuselage). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ...


After the war, United Airlines took up residence at SFO, using the Pan Am terminal for its flights to Hawaii and other U.S. cities. It has grown to become one of five United Airlines hubs and SFO is home of United's largest maintenance facility. United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ...


In 1954, the airport's Central Passenger Terminal opened for passenger service.[8] Jet service to SFO began in the late 1950s: United built a large maintenance facility at San Francisco for its new Douglas DC-8s. In July 1959 the first jetway bridge was installed in the United States. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured from 1958 to 1972. ... Jetway is the registered trademark of FMC Technologies, Inc. ...


Operations, expansion, retreat and recovery

In 1989, an airport master plan and associated Environmental Impact Report was prepared to guide expansion and development over the next two decades.[9] During the economic boom of the 1990s and the dot-com boom, SFO became the sixth busiest international airport in the world. However, since 2001, when the economic boom times ended, SFO has fallen back out of the top twenty.[4] An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a document required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). ... The dot-com bubble was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2001 during which stock markets in Western nations saw their value increase rapidly from growth in the new Internet sector and related fields. ...


SFO has expanded continuously through the decades. Most recently, a new $1 billion international terminal opened in December 2000, replacing Terminal 2 as the international terminal.[8] This new terminal contains a world-class aviation library and museum.[10] SFO’s long-running program of cultural exhibits, now called the San Francisco Airport Museums, won unprecedented accreditation by the American Association of Museums in 1999.[11] Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The American Association of Museums (AAM) is a non-profit association that has been bringing museums together since its founding in 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. ...


A long-planned extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system to the airport opened on June 22, 2003, allowing passengers to board trains directly at the airport's international terminal bound for San Francisco or points in the East Bay.[12] BART trains also offer a quick trip to the nearby Millbrae Station, where passengers can board Caltrain commuter rail trains bound for San Jose and the Peninsula and SamTrans bus service bound for the Peninsula. At first, this was accomplished by a direct SFO-Millbrae train, but this was closed on January 1, 2008[13], making a transfer necessary at the nearby San Bruno BART station. In 2003, the AirTrain shuttle system opened, conveying passengers between terminals, parking lots, the SFO BART station, and the rental car center on small automatic trains. A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Caltrain Platforms Cross-platform Parking Monthly Reserved, Daily (free), Midday (free), Carpool (free) (BART) Yes (Caltrain) Bicycle facilities 30 Lockers (BART) Racks available (Caltrain) Other information Opened June 22, 2003 (BART) 19?? (Caltrain) Accessible Millbrae station at night, viewed from Caltrain platform 5 with BART train in background BART train... Caltrain is a commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California Location of San Jose with the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Pueblo founded November 29, 1777 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Type charter city, mayor-council  - Mayor Chuck Reed  - Vice... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is a public transport agency in and around San Mateo, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Autobus redirects here. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Platforms Island Parking Monthly Reserved, Daily (free), Midday (free), Carpool (free) Bicycle facilities 30 Lockers Other information Opened June 22, 2003 Accessible San Bruno Station is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station located at the Tanforan Shopping Center in San Bruno, California. ... AirTrain SFO is a fully automated people mover at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). ...

San Francisco International Airport at night
San Francisco International Airport at night

It is not uncommon for SFO to experience significant delays in adverse weather, when only one of the airport's four runways can be used at a time, due to a lateral separation of only 750 feet between runways. Airport planners have floated proposals to extend the airport's runways further into San Francisco Bay in order to accommodate the next generation of super-jumbo aircraft. In order to expand further into the bay, the airport would be required by law to restore bay land elsewhere in the Bay Area to offset the fill. Such proposals have nevertheless met resistance with environmental groups, fearing damage to the habitat of animals living near the airport and bay water quality. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1365, 305 KB) Summary Author: druchoy / Andrew Choy Taken From: flickr Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: San Francisco International Airport Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/SFO at night Metadata This file contains additional... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1365, 305 KB) Summary Author: druchoy / Andrew Choy Taken From: flickr Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: San Francisco International Airport Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/SFO at night Metadata This file contains additional... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ...


As such, SFO suffers from loss of service as many airlines, especially as low-cost carriers such as ATA Airlines increasingly shift service to the other two major Bay Area airports at Oakland and San Jose, which continue to expand for the time being. However, SFO has superior land connections compared to Oakland and San Jose, being directly connected to U.S. Route 101, Interstate 380, and the BART system. A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. ... ATA Airlines, Inc. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ... For the Costa Rican airport, see Juan Santamaría International Airport. ... U.S. Route 101, also known as Highway 101, The 101 in Southern California, and simply 101 in Northern California, is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in California. ... Interstate 380 is a short spur highway that connects Interstate 280 in San Bruno, California to San Francisco International Airport in South San Francisco, California; the eastern terminus of I-380 is the junction with U.S. Highway 101. ... A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ...


However, recovery at SFO has been evident. Spirit Airlines began daily service to Detroit on May 25, 2006 However, the airline is not returning its seasonal service to Detroit in 2008. In addition, Qantas began service from Sydney in March 2006, and began service to Vancouver on June 14, 2006; however, service to Vancouver was discontinued in 2008 and is now a codeshare with Alaska Airlines. United Airlines reinstated non-stop service to Seoul and Taipei on June 7, 2007.[14] In addition, SFO has become the base of operations for start-up airline, Virgin America. At March 2007, Air China increased the frequency of the Beijing - San Francisco service from 5 times weekly to daily. Also Air China is to begin operations from Shanghai Pudong International Airport during March 2009. It would also increase their frequency of their Beijing flights possibly to double daily, complimenting their proposed double daily Los Angeles service. During the beginning of the summer season in 2006, low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines began operating flights to Los Angeles adding on to its existing service to Denver, service to LAX was then discontinued in July of 2007. On January 9, 2007, JetBlue Airways announced they will begin five non-stop flights to New York's JFK and Boston's Logan airports starting May 3.[15] On February 9, 2007, Southwest Airlines announced their plans to resume serving San Francisco International Airport in the early fall of 2007,[16] after having pulled out of the airport in May 2001 citing high costs and delays. Irish airline Aer Lingus announced commencing service to Dublin, Ireland beginning October 28, 2007 following the passage of the open skies treaty. Spirit Airlines is a United States low-cost airline operating nationwide scheduled and charter flights. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alaska Airlines, (NYSE: ALK) is an airline based in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... This article is about the city. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Virgin America is a U.S. based low-cost airline that began service on 8 August 2007. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (SSE: 600009) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin ShànghÇŽi PÇ”dōng Guójì JÄ«cháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. ... This article is about Frontier Airlines that was founded in 1994. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... KDEN redirects here. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For the Jet Blue database used in Exchange Server and Active Directory, see Extensible Storage Engine. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the American airline. ... Aer Lingus is the flag carrier of Ireland. ... This article is about the city in Ireland. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


A global warming study unveiled in February 2007 revealed that much of SFO would be under water with only a one-meter rise in sea levels.[17]


In April 2007, SFO announced plans to introduce a registered traveler program that would allow travelers to speed through the TSA security checkpoint in about 30 seconds.[18]


Baggage and passenger screening is operated by Covenant Aviation Security, a TSA contractor, nicknamed "Team SFO." SFO was the first airport in the United States to integrate in-line baggage screening into its baggage-handling system and has been a model for other airports in the post-9/11 era.[11] Covenant Aviation Security is a private airport security agency under contract with the Transportation Security Administration. ... TSA emblem The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a U.S. government agency that was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


On October 4, 2007, an Airbus A380 jumbo jet made its first visit and test flight to the airport.[19] is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... The Airbus A380 manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. is a double-decker, four engined airliner capable of flying 800 passengers in a high density format or 555 passengers in a typical three-class configuration. ...


Film history

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Aircraft noise abatement

See also: Noise mitigation#Aircraft noise abatement and Aircraft noise
San Francisco International Airport in the last rays of an April day
San Francisco International Airport in the last rays of an April day

SFO was one of the first airports to implement a Fly Quiet Program which grades individual air carriers on their performance on noise abatement procedures while flying in and out of SFO. The Jon C. Long Fly Quiet Program is an initiative implemented by the Aircraft Noise Abatement Office to encourage individual airlines to operate as quietly as possible at SFO. The program promotes a participatory approach in complying with the noise abatement procedures. Noise mitigation is a set of strategies to reduce unwanted environmental sound. ... Aircraft noise is defined as sound produced by any aircraft on run-up, taxiing, take off, over flying or landing. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 530 KB)San Francisco Airport seen from the west in late afternoon. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 530 KB)San Francisco Airport seen from the west in late afternoon. ...


SFO was also one of the first U.S. airports to conduct a residential sound abatement retrofitting program. Established by the FAA in the early 1980s, this program evaluated the cost effectiveness of reducing interior sound levels for homes in the vicinity of the airport, or more particularly homes within the 65 CNEL noise contour surface. The program made use of a noise computer model to predict improvement in specific residential interiors for a variety of different noise control strategies. This pilot program was conducted for a neighborhood in the city of South San Francisco, and success was achieved in all of the homes analyzed. The construction costs turned out to be modest, and the post-construction interior sound level tests confirmed the model predictions for noise abatement. To date over $137 million has been spent to insulate in excess of 15,000 homes throughout the neighboring cities of Daly City, Pacifica, San Bruno, and South San Francisco.[20] FAA redirects here. ... In telecommunication, ambient noise level or room noise level is the level of acoustic noise existing at a given location, such as in a room, in a compartment, or at a place out of doors. ... Noise pollution (or environmental noise in technical venues) is displeasing human or machine created sound that disrupts the environment. ... A computer simulation or a computer model is a computer program which attempts to simulate an abstract model of a particular system. ... Noise mitigation is a set of strategies to reduce unwanted environmental sound. ... The South San Francisco The Industrial City sign A Genentech-sponsored sign declaring South San Francisco to be the Birthplace of Biotechnology. ... Daly City is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States with a 2000 population of 103,621. ... -1... The San Bruno police station next to the BART station at the Shops at Tanforan. ...


Terminals, airlines and destinations

Terminal map aboard an AirTrain
Terminal map aboard an AirTrain

The airport is composed of four terminals (1, 2, 3, and International) and seven concourses (A through G) arranged in a ring. Terminal 1 (Boarding Areas B and C), Terminal 3 (Boarding Areas E and F), and the International Terminal (Boarding Area A) handle domestic flights. The International Terminal (Boarding Areas A and G) handle international flights. Terminal 2 (Boarding Area D) is undergoing renovations, which will be completed in 2010. An airport terminal is a building at an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes. ...


Note: Flights to and from Canada depart from and arrive in the domestic terminals, because they clear U.S. Customs at their Canadian originating airports through a border preclearance arrangement. JetBlue Airways and Virgin America depart from International Terminal Boarding Area A. The United States maintains border preclearance facilities at a number of ports and airports in foreign countries. ... For the Jet Blue database used in Exchange Server and Active Directory, see Extensible Storage Engine. ... Virgin America is a U.S. based low-cost airline that began service on 8 August 2007. ...


Terminal 1

Terminal 1
Terminal 1

Formerly known as the South Terminal, Terminal 1 consists of Boarding Area B and Boarding Area C. A third boarding area, Rotunda A, was demolished in 2007. Image File history File links SFO_Terminal_1. ... Image File history File links SFO_Terminal_1. ...


Boarding Area B

Note: All Alaska Airlines domestic and Canadian flights depart and arrive at Terminal 1 Boarding Area B and all Alaska Airlines Mexican flights depart and arrive at International Terminal Boarding Area A.


Boarding Area B has 18 gates: 20-31, 32-32B, 33-36

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Boarding Area C

Interior of Boarding Area C
Interior of Boarding Area C

Note: All Northwest Airlines domestic flights depart from Terminal 1 Boarding Area C and all Northwest international flights depart and arrive at International Terminal Boarding Area A. Image File history File links Sfo-areac. ... Image File history File links Sfo-areac. ...


Boarding Area C has nine gates: 40-48

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Terminal 2

Formerly known as the Central Terminal, Terminal 2 consists of Boarding Area D. It replaced Rotunda A as the international terminal in 1983 [21], and, when the current international terminal opened in 2000, Terminal 2 was closed for indefinite renovation and currently serves as a walkway between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The SFO Medical Clinic is located on the lower level, and the control tower and most operations offices are located on the upper levels. On May 12, 2008, a $ 383 million renovation project was announced that includes a new control tower, the use of green materials, and a seismic retrofit[22]. is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... USD redirects here. ...


Boarding Area D

Under renovation; To be completed in 2010


When completed, Virgin America will be the primary tenant and Boarding Area D will have 14 gates[23]. JetBlue and Southwest Airlines are possible tenants[24]. Virgin America is a U.S. based low-cost airline that began service on 8 August 2007. ... jetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) is an American low-cost airline. ... This article is about the American airline. ...


Terminal 3

Terminal 3
Terminal 3

Formerly known as the North Terminal, Terminal 3 is made up of Boarding Area E and Boarding Area F. This terminal is utilized by United Airlines, Air Canada, Midwest Airlines and American Airlines. Image File history File links SFO_Airport_Terminal_3. ... Image File history File links SFO_Airport_Terminal_3. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ... American Airlines, Inc. ...


Boarding Area E

Boarding Area E has 13 gates: 60-60A, 61, 62A-B, 63, 64-64A, 65-65A, 66-66A, 67

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Boarding Area F

Note: All United Airlines domestic and Canadian flights depart from Terminal 3 Boarding Area F and all United international flights depart and arrive at International Terminal Boarding Area G.


Boarding Area F has 25 gates: 68-72, 73-73A, 74-76, 77-77A, 78-86, 87-87A, 88-90.

  • United Airlines (Anchorage [seasonal; ends September 2], Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Boise, Boston, Burbank, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Eugene, Honolulu, Houston-Intercontinental, Kahului, Kona, Lihue, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Newark, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), Reno/Tahoe, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Toronto-Pearson, Vail/Eagle [seasonal], Vancouver, Washington-Dulles)
    • Ted operated by United Airlines (Las Vegas, Phoenix)
    • United Express operated by SkyWest (Albuquerque, Aspen [seasonal], Bakersfield, Billings [seasonal], Boise, Bozeman [seasonal], Burbank, Calgary, Chico, Colorado Springs, Crescent City, Edmonton, Eureka, Fresno, Kalispell [seasonal; begins June 14], Klamath Falls [begins July 7], Medford, Missoula [seasonal; begins June 14], Modesto, Monterey, North Bend [begins July 7], Ontario, Orange County, Palmdale, Palm Springs, Redding, Redmond/Bend, Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tucson, Victoria)

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International Terminal

International Terminal
International Terminal
Exterior view of the International Terminal
Exterior view of the International Terminal
Interior view of the International Terminal
Interior view of the International Terminal

SFO's international terminal, designed by Craig W. Hartman and opened in December 2000 to replace Terminal 2, is the largest international terminal in North America, and is the largest building in the world built on base isolators to protect against earthquakes.[25] Instead of the customary fast-food chains found at many other airports across the country, all restaurants in the International Terminal are leading restaurants in the Bay Area that have opened up fast-food versions of their establishments. SFO planners attempted to make the airport a destination in and of itself, not just for travelers that are passing through.[26] The international terminal is a common use facility, with all gates and all ticketing areas shared among the international airliners. All international arrivals and departures are handled here (except flights from cities with customs preclearance). Image File history File links SFO_Airport_International_Terminal. ... Image File history File links SFO_Airport_International_Terminal. ... Image File history File links San_Francisco_International_Airport_International_Terminal. ... Image File history File links San_Francisco_International_Airport_International_Terminal. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1747 × 1747 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1747 × 1747 pixel, file size: 1. ... North American redirects here. ... Seismic retrofitting is the modification of existing structures to make them more resistant to seismic activity, ground motion, or soil failure due to earthquakes. ... This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ... The United States maintains border preclearance facilities at a number of ports and airports in foreign countries. ...


The airport BART station is also located in this terminal, at the garage leading to Boarding Area G. San Francisco International Airport is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on the Dublin/Pleasanton Line located inside San Francisco International Airport. ...


All the gates in this terminal have two jetway bridges with the exception of gate A2, which only has one jetway; gates A1, A3, and A11 are capable of accommodating two aircraft. Six gates are specifically designed for the Airbus A380, making SFO one of the first airports in the world with such gates when it was constructed in 2000.[27] Jetway is the registered trademark of FMC Technologies, Inc. ...


For lack of space, the terminal was constructed on top of the airport's main access road at enormous expense, completing the continuous "ring" of terminals. As a consequence, the terminal required its own elaborate set of ramps to connect it with Highway 101.


The design and construction of the international terminal is owed to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Del Campo & Maru Architects, Michael Willis Associates (main terminal building), Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (Boarding Area G) & Gerson/Overstreet Architects (Boarding Area A).[25] The contracts were awarded after an architectural design competition. The architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) was formed in Chicago in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John Merrill. ... HOK (formerly Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum) is a global architecture, interiors, engineering, planning and consulting firm. ... An architectural design competition is a special type of competition in which an organization or government body that plans to build a new (often public) building asks for architects to enter differing designs for the building. ...


If all gates in an airlines' designated international boarding area are full, passengers will board or deplane from the opposite international boarding area.


Despite the terminal's name, JetBlue Airways and Virgin America serve domestic destinations using this terminal from Boarding Area A. Passengers arriving on domestic and pre-cleared Canadian flights into the International Terminal claim their baggage in a separate area outside of customs and immigrations. For the Jet Blue database used in Exchange Server and Active Directory, see Extensible Storage Engine. ... Virgin America is a U.S. based low-cost airline that began service on 8 August 2007. ...


Boarding Area A

All SkyTeam, Oneworld and non-aligned international carriers aside from EVA Air operate from Boarding Area A. Asiana is the only Star Alliance carrier that uses Boarding Area A. SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... Asiana Airlines is one of South Koreas two major airlines. ... All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006 US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery   Star Alliance is the largest and most awarded airline alliance, with the...


Boarding Area A has 13 gates: A1-A10, A11-A11A, A12

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Boarding Area G

All international Star Alliance members aside from Air Canada and Asiana use Boarding Area G. EVA Air is the only non-Star Alliance member that uses Boarding Area G. All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006 US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery   Star Alliance is the largest and most awarded airline alliance, with the...


Boarding Area G has 15 gates: G91, G92-G92A, G93-G98, G99-G99A, G100, G101-G101A, G102

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Accessibility

AirTrain

Main article: AirTrain (SFO)

AirTrain is the airport's people-mover system. Fully automated and free of charge, it connects all four terminals, the two international terminal garages, the BART station, and the airport's Rental Car Center.[36] AirTrain SFO is a fully automated people mover at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). ...


Rail

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) BART station, located in Parking Garage G of the International Terminal, is the only direct rail link between the airport, the city of San Francisco, and the general Bay Area. As of January 1, 2008, the SFO station is served by the Pittsburg/Bay Point – SFO Line. Tickets from the airport range from $1.50 (to Millbrae) to $5.35 (downtown San Francisco), and more for the East Bay. BART is SFO's connection to Caltrain at the Millbrae Station, which requires a transfer at the San Bruno station during most of BART's operating day; only during the first & last hour of BART service does direct service between SFO and Millbrae take place each day. [1] San Francisco International Airport is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on the Dublin/Pleasanton Line located inside San Francisco International Airport. ... San Francisco International Airport is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on the Dublin/Pleasanton Line located inside San Francisco International Airport. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Caltrain is a commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. ... Caltrain Platforms Cross-platform Parking Monthly Reserved, Daily (free), Midday (free), Carpool (free) (BART) Yes (Caltrain) Bicycle facilities 30 Lockers (BART) Racks available (Caltrain) Other information Opened June 22, 2003 (BART) 19?? (Caltrain) Accessible Millbrae station at night, viewed from Caltrain platform 5 with BART train in background BART train... Platforms Island Parking Monthly Reserved, Daily (free), Midday (free), Carpool (free) Bicycle facilities 30 Lockers Other information Opened June 22, 2003 Accessible San Bruno Station is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station located at the Tanforan Shopping Center in San Bruno, California. ...


Bus

The San Francisco Municipal Railway, San Francisco's transit agency, does not provide service to the airport. However, SamTrans, San Mateo County's transit agency, does, with three lines (292, 397, and KX) connecting Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and the International Terminal to San Francisco and the Peninsula down to Palo Alto. The San Francisco Municipal Railway, or Muni as it is commonly known, is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. ... San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is a public transport agency in and around San Mateo, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto[1] Area  - City 25. ...


Numerous door-to-door van, airporter, limousine, hotel courtesy, and charter operators service the airport. Taxis, along with the aforementioned services, stop at the center island transportation island on the arrivals/baggage claim level of the airport. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ...


In addition, China Airlines operates bus services to SFO from Milpitas and Cupertino.[37] Not to be confused with Air China, the national airline of Peoples Republic of China. ... Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Jose Joe Esteves Area  - Total 13. ... Location of Cupertino within Santa Clara County, California. ...


Car

The airport is located on U.S. Route 101, 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco. It is near the US 101 interchange with Interstate 380, a short freeway that connects US 101 with Interstate 280. U.S. Route 101, also known as Highway 101, The 101 in Southern California, and simply 101 in Northern California, is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in California. ... Interstate 380 is a short spur highway that connects Interstate 280 in San Bruno, California to San Francisco International Airport in South San Francisco, California; the eastern terminus of I-380 is the junction with U.S. Highway 101. ... A view of the scenic portion of Interstate 280 Interstate 280 (abbreviated I-280) is a 57-mile-long interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ...


The airport provides both short-term and long-term parking facilities. Short term parking is located in the central terminal area and two international terminal garages. Long term parking is located on South Airport Blvd. and San Bruno Ave. and are served by shuttle buses.


Passengers can also park long-term at a select number of BART stations, that have parking lots, with a permit purchased online in advance.


Taxi

Taxis depart from designated taxi zones located at the roadway center islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals.[38]


Aircraft incidents

On December 24, 1964, Flying Tiger Line Flight 282, a cargo aircraft departing for New York City, crashed in the hills west of the airport, killing all three crewmembers onboard.[39] is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Flying Tiger Line, also known as Flying Tigers, was the first scheduled cargo airline in the United States and a major military charter operator during the Cold War era for both cargo and personnel (the latter with leased aircraft). ... On Wednesday, December 23rd, 1964, a Flying Tiger Line Lockheed Constellation, N6915C, arrived at San Francisco International Airport from Japan. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


On July 30, 1971, Pan Am Flight 845, a Boeing 747 (registration: N747PA, name: Clipper America), struck navigational aids at the end of runway 1R on takeoff for Tokyo. The aircraft's landing gear was damaged, and the flight proceeded out over the Pacific Ocean to dump fuel in order to reduce weight for an emergency landing. Emergency services were deployed at the airport, and the plane returned and landed on runway 28R, using only the landing gear on one side of the aircraft. As the gear partially collapsed, the aircraft skidded into the dirt area next to the runway and came to a stop, but there was no fire. The aircraft was successfully evacuated using emergency slides. There were no fatalities among the 218 passengers and crew aboard, but there were a number of injuries, some serious. An investigation determined the cause of the accident to be erroneous information from the flight dispatcher to the crew regarding weight and runway length.[40] is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Pan Am Flight 845 was a passenger service between Los Angeles International Airport and Tokyo, with an intermediate stop at San Francisco. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


On February 19, 1985, China Airlines Flight 006, en route from Taipei to Los Angeles, lost power over the Pacific in one of its four engines. The pilots of the Boeing 747SP aircraft failed to trim the plane to counteract the asymmetric thrust condition, despite having several minutes to do so. The aircraft eventually rolled over and dived a total of 30,000 feet before being brought under control and diverted to SFO. [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... China Airlines Flight 006 was a daily non-stop flight departing from Taipei at 4:40 pm and arriving in Los Angeles at 1:25pm local time. ... This article is about the city. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... A Pratt and Whitney turbofan engine for the F-15 Eagle is tested at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, USA. The tunnel behind the engine muffles noise and allows exhaust to escape. ... The Boeing 747SP is a highly modified version of Boeings Boeing 747-100 offering special performance. Known during development as the short body 747SB, the shortened fuselage permitted longer range flights to be made. ... Thrust is a reaction force described quantitatively by Newtons Second and Third Laws. ...


On June 28, 1998, United Airlines Flight 863, a Boeing 747-400, cleared nearby San Bruno Mountain by only 100 feet after a pilot erred in correcting for a failed engine during takeoff.[41] is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ...


On September 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked and crashed in Shanksville, PA while enroute to SFO. The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... For other uses of Flight 93 and United 93, see Flight 93. ... Shanksville is a borough located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. ...


On January 13, 2008, an empty United Airlines Boeing 757 aircraft, being pushed back to the maintenance hangar, backed into a Skywest regional jet pushing back for departure near Gates 79 and 80. No one was injured, but both planes sustained damage to their tails and engines. [2][3] is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... This is an article about an airline in North America. ...


See also

Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ... For the Costa Rican airport, see Juan Santamaría International Airport. ... The following airports are located in the area around the San Francisco Bay, including the major cities of San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland, as well as surrounding communities. ... // Airports San Francisco International Airport (SFO) The largest and oldest airport in the region, and a major international hub airport in California second only to LAX (Los Angeles). ... List of airports (public-use and military) in California (U.S. state), grouped by type and sorted by location. ...

References

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  2. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for SFO (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  3. ^ North America's largest airports by number of passengers. Retrieved on August 7, 2006
  4. ^ a b World's largest airports by number of passengers. Retrieved on August 7, 2006.
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  13. ^ New schedule and fares January 1
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  15. ^ JetBlue announces SFO flights Retrieved on February 9, 2007
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