SFO to reopen Boarding Area A to accommodate returning international service

Boarding Area A, closed since April 1st, will reopen to accommodate returning international service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to reopen a concourse in the International Terminal which has been closed since April 1st due to reduced flight and passenger activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Boarding Area A, which houses Gates A1 – A15, will reopen on September 1, 2020, to accommodate the continuing return of international flights at SFO. The Airport has been operating all international flights on a single concourse since the closure.

Along with Gates A1 – A15, the reopening includes the following:

  • Security checkpoint for Gates A1 – A15
  • Customs & Border Protection (CBP) facilities for flights arriving at Gates A1 – A15

The following adjacent facilities and services have remained open since April 1st:

  • SFO Medical Clinic
  • Grand Hyatt at SFO
  • International Parking Garage A

During the closure of Boarding Area A, SFO Facilities maintenance staff performed the following work in the area:

  • Installation of physical distancing signage and marking
  • Installation of clear plastic barriers to support physical distancing
  • Expedited repair and maintenance of moving walkways and escalators
  • Repair and repainting of interior surfaces
  • Repainting of markings on tarmac
  • Replacement of lamps with LED lighting for reduced maintenance and energy use
  • Replacement of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) filters
  • Replacement of ceiling tiles where needed
  • Replacement of metal finishes
  • Inspection and repair of doors
  • Inspection and repair of fire alarms and fire sprinklers

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Doug Yakel
Public Information Officer
External Affairs Office
San Francisco International Airport

Source: San Francisco International Airport