SFO gradually restarts international flights

Resumption of international flights continues in earnest SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed the return of service from several international airlines in June 2020, including the following: June 4th China Airlines resumed passenger flights to Taipei, operating one passenger flight per week United Airlines resumed… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt at SFO earns “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program

On-airport hotel scores for access to transit, water efficiency, energy performance SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that its on-airport hotel, the Grand Hyatt at SFO, has earned “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program developed by the U.S. Green… Read the full press release

SFO: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 recognized for healthy workplace environment

New CDC-led building certification recognizes healthy workplace environments SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has become the first airport terminal in the world to achieve Fitwel certification, a building rating system that provides guidelines on how to design and operate… Read the full press release

SFO elevates its emergency response capabilities with the launch of Text-to-911 service

Airport establishes public safety enhancement for situations where it is not possible to call 911 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (May 27, 2020) announced Text-to-911 service for anyone at the Airport to send a text message to reach SFO 911 dispatchers from a mobile… Read the full press release

SFO wins multiple honors in the 2020 SkyTrax Passengers’ Choice Awards

Airport scores multiple awards in SkyTrax Passengers’ Choice Awards for 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has received multiple honors in the SkyTrax Passengers’ Choice Awards for 2020. In the category “Best Airports 2020: 50 to 60 million passengers,” SFO was the highest-rated airport in… Read the full press release

SFO: American Airlines will move into Harvey Milk Terminal 1 effective Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Relocation will activate new nine-gate section of Boarding Area B SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that American Airlines will move into Harvey Milk Terminal 1 effective Tuesday, May 12, 2020. This move was originally planned to occur in late March but was postponed due… Read the full press release

SFO awarded a patent for a mobile application that tracks application-based ground transportation

Award-winning mobile app, developed in-house, now in use at over 20 airports across the U.S. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been awarded a patent for a mobile application that tracks application-based ground transportation, such as those operated by Uber and Lyft. The United States… Read the full press release

SFO honored with Visit California Poppy Award for 2019 campaign in mainland China

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was recognized for its public relations efforts by Visit California, a nonprofit organization promoting tourism in California. In their biennial Poppy Awards, the Airport was honored in the category of “Best Public Relations Campaign – Business” for a Lunar New… Read the full press release

SFO announces the opening of SkyTerrace outdoor observation deck

New “SkyTerrace” outdoor observation deck open to all, includes exhibit celebrating the history of SFO SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the opening of a new outdoor observation deck, the SkyTerrace, on Friday, February 14, 2020. Located pre-security in Terminal 2, the SkyTerrace is open… Read the full press release

SFO to expand and improve security screening checkpoints in the Mayor Edwin M. Lee International Departures Hall

Airport launches project to add lanes, queueing space, recompose areas to two checkpoints SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to expand and improve the two security screening checkpoints located in the Mayor Edwin M. Lee International Departures Hall, adding lanes, queuing space, and recompose… Read the full press release

SFO launched new online tool to allow users to track aircraft noise

Web-based system, available to the public, allows users to view flight tracks and noise around Airport SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has launched a new online tool to allow users to track aircraft noise. The new Aircraft Noise Tracker, available to the public, gives users… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Grand Hyatt at SFO

SFO’s only on-airport hotel brings elevated experiences to ‘The City by the Bay’ CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (October 7, 2019) announced the opening of Grand Hyatt at SFO, which is now accepting guests. As the only on-airport hotel at San Francisco International Airport, the… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt at SFO now accepting guests

SFO’s only on-airport hotel brings elevated experiences to ‘The City by the Bay’ SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and San Francisco International Airport today (October 7, 2019) announced the opening of Grand Hyatt at SFO, which is now accepting guests. As the only on-airport hotel at… Read the full press release

SFO conducts annual full-scale emergency drill to ensure highest level of readiness

Simulated terror attack tests emergency response, coordination between agencies SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) completed its annual emergency exercise today (October 2, 2019), simulating a terrorist attack involving chemical weapons on board an aircraft to test emergency procedures for communication, incident command, and coordination between multiple… Read the full press release

Alitalia to operate the first-ever nonstop flights between SFO and Rome from June 1, 2020

Flag carrier of Italy to operate first-ever nonstop flights from SFO to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, back to SFO in 2020. The largest airline in Italy plans to operate the first-ever nonstop flights… Read the full press release

SFO announces plans to implement a new airport-wide alphanumeric gate numbering system

New airport-wide alphanumeric gate numbering system launches October 16, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In an ongoing effort to improve the passenger experience, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (September 20, 2019) announced plans to implement a new airport-wide gate numbering system. The logical revealing of alphanumeric gates will help… Read the full press release

SFO to adjust the duration of free parking in short-term garages to 10 minutes

Hourly parking garages revert to 10 minutes free effective October 1, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to adjust the duration of free parking in short-term garages to 10 minutes from 30 minutes effective October 1, 2019. With this move, SFO will conclude a… Read the full press release

SFO to prohibit the sale of water in plastic bottles

Move requires water to be sold in recyclable aluminum, glass or BPI-certified compostable bottles SAN FRANCISCO, CA., 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to prohibit the sale of water in plastic bottles effective August 20, 2019. This move will require all airport retailers, restaurants, airline lounges, and… Read the full press release

SFO announces the official opening of the first nine-gate section of Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Southwest Airlines and JetBlue begin flights from first nine-gate section today SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (July 23, 2019) announced the official opening of the first nine-gate section of Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue began flights this morning from the new… Read the full press release

SFO awarded renewal of Airport Carbon Accreditation by the Airports Council International (ACI)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (July 1, 2019) announced a major environmental milestone with the renewal of its certification in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program by the Airports Council International (ACI), the foremost advocate for airport operators worldwide. First awarded to SFO in 2016,… Read the full press release

SFO concession team honored with multiple first-place awards by ACI-NA

Airport honored for best new food and beverage concepts SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), the foremost advocate for airport operators in North America, has awarded San Francisco International Airport (SFO) multiple first-place awards for its concession concepts. In its annual award event, ACI-NA honored the SFO… Read the full press release

SFO hosts new exhibition showcases studio craft made by California artists

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Studio craft combines the characteristics of traditional, handmade craft with the refined qualities of fine art. Made by professional artist-craftspeople who work in a variety of media, studio craft includes both utilitarian items and more experimental pieces that focus on aesthetics over function. For many, studio… Read the full press release

SFO welcomes TAP Air Portugal’s nonstop flights between Lisbon and San Francisco

With 71 New Jet Deliveries Planned Through 2025, TAP’s Fleet Reaches 100 Aircraft for the First Time as the Airline Adds New Routes this Month from SFO, Chicago O’Hare and Washington-Dulles SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal introduces five weekly nonstop flights between Lisbon and San Francisco International Airport… Read the full press release

SFO announces new exhibition illuminating the extraordinary world of insects

The new exhibition illuminates the extraordinary world of insects through the collection of the Essig Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Insects are the most diverse macroscopic organisms on the planet. Researchers have identified over one million species of insects and estimate that… Read the full press release

SFO highlighted its industry-leading sustainability initiatives in celebration of Earth Day

Airport to deploy San Francisco’s first battery-electric zero-emission buses in next step to reach net zero goals SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of Earth Day, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) highlighted its industry-leading sustainability initiatives for a “triple zero” campus to achieve carbon neutrality, net zero energy and zero… Read the full press release

SFO Museum announces new exhibition featuring surfboards crafted from rare wood by iconic shapers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Shapers are artisans who create surfboards from shaping materials such as foam and wood.  By pairing iconic shapers with select sources of rare wood, Larry Fuller (b. 1954) has assembled a collection of boards that illustrate the progression of surfboard design through a common medium.  Fuller… Read the full press release

SFO asks retailers to offer half-off discount to federal employees not receiving pay due to government shutdown

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — as the shutdown of the federal government reaches historic levels for duration, SFO is asking Airport shops and restaurants to reduce their prices for federal employee who continue to work without a paycheck. This week, SFO requested that restaurants and retailers offer a 50% discount to… Read the full press release

SFO: TAP Air Portugal to fly five weekly nonstop round-trips between San Francisco and Lisbon from June 2019

Flag carrier of Portugal makes SFO its only West Coast gateway SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — TAP Air Portugal will fly five weekly nonstop round-trips, year-round, between San Francisco and Lisbon from June next year.   San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will become the airline’s eighth North American gateway and the only… Read the full press release

SFO Museum announces new exhibition exploring American consumerism during the 1950s

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — A wave of consumerism swept across the United States during the 1950s. Driven by a thriving postwar economy, designers utilized bold styling to transform everyday objects into visually expressive items. Manufacturers unleashed an array of products to keep pace with demand. Stores carried everything from portable… Read the full press release

SFO, TSA and United Airlines introduce new Automated Screening Lanes ahead of the busy holiday travel season

Advanced screening system offers enhanced security, more efficiency at checkpoint SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) jointly with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and United Airlines today (November 14, 2018) unveiled new state-of-the-art checkpoint technology ahead of the busy holiday travel season.  Located in SFO’s Terminal… Read the full press release