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

SFO outlines travel tips, airport amenities, and lighting event for the holiday travel season

Airport outlines travel tips, airport amenities, and lighting ceremony open to the public SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, 2018-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the start of the holiday travel season, outlining travel tips, airport amenities, and an event to illuminate the Airport exterior in holiday lighting. The holiday travel… Read the full press release

SFO unveils designs to honor civil rights leader Harvey Milk in the new Terminal 1 facility

Airport makes public call for Milk images to be included in dedication designs SAN FRANCISCO, California, 2018-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) unveiled its designs to honor civil rights leader Harvey Milk in the new Terminal 1 facility, scheduled to open in phases beginning July 2019. The unveiling will include… Read the full press release

SFO: Request for Proposals now accepted for Retail Concession Leases at Terminal 1

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Commission has commenced the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the Terminal 1 Retail Concession Leases.  The Request for Proposals includes 2 Newsstand Leases, 1 Newsstand and Convenience Store Lease bundle, 1 Electronics Lease, 1 Regional Gift Store Lease, 1 Bath & Beauty Store Lease… Read the full press release

SFO: Request for Proposals now accepted for 5 Quick Serve Restaurant Leases, 2 Sit-Down Restaurant and Bar Leases, 1 Café & Market Lease and 1 Café Lease

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Commission has commenced the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the Terminal 1 Food and Beverage Concession Leases.  The Request for Proposals includes 5 Quick Serve Restaurant Leases, 2 Sit-Down Restaurant and Bar Leases, 1 Café & Market Lease and 1 Café Lease. The proposed… Read the full press release

SFO becomes the first US airport with approval from FEMA to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts

Wireless Emergency Alert system can get life-saving information to any cellphone at the Airport SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the first airport in the United States with approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts, which can issue potentially life-saving… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announces the start of the holiday travel season

Airport outlines travel tips, airport amenities, and lighting ceremony open to the public SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2017-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the start of the holiday travel season, outlining travel tips, airport amenities, and an event to illuminate the Airport exterior in holiday lighting.  The holiday travel season… Read the full press release

SFO celebrates commencement of construction for the new Grand Hyatt hotel; scheduled to open July 2019

Construction begins Tuesday, June 20 for the on-airport luxury hotel, scheduled to open July 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announces a groundbreaking ceremony that will be hosted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, to celebrate the commencement of construction for the new hotel development, Grand Hyatt at… Read the full press release

SFO earned top honors for marketing campaigns at the Hermes Creative Awards

Airport receives top honors for print, digital, social media campaigns SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, which fosters and supports the efforts of marketing and communication professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service, honored the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in their annual Hermes… Read the full press release

SFO’s Information Technology team recognized at the annual “CIO 100” awards for the second consecutive year

Airport information technology team honored for a second year in a row SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been honored by IDG’s CIO magazine, a worldwide resource for Chief Information Officers and information technology leaders.  For a second consecutive year, SFO’s Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITT) team… Read the full press release

Earth Day at San Francisco International Airport (SFO): Environmental leadership is part of our DNA at SFO

“Green Screen” campaign invites public to view and vote on sustainability videos created by staff SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is celebrating Earth Day with a first-ever video contest featuring content created by airport employees to tell stories of how SFO strives to be more environmentally… Read the full press release

Win Two Tickets To Berlin in SFO Contest

#SFO2Berlin contest welcomes new service on airberlin, will award 2 roundtrip economy ticket SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced a contest on social media to celebrate new nonstop service from SFO to Berlin on airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline.  The contest, titled #SFO2Berlin, invites participants to answer… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed additional Copa Airlines flights to Panama

Airport, City officials hail productive outcome of LatinSF economic trade mission SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed additional Copa Airlines flights to Panama to meet increased travel demand. In early November, Panama-based airline added a second daily nonstop flight between SFO and Panama City, Panama. Copa,… Read the full press release

SFO and San Francisco SPCA welcome LiLou, the first pig to be certified in the SF SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program

Airport welcomes first pig from San Francisco SPCA’s animal assisted therapy team SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Wag Brigade, a team of animal assisted therapy dogs, have been making air travel more enjoyable for years. Now, just in time for holiday travel, SFO and the San… Read the full press release

SFO honored by Airports Council International-North America for its Museum exhibitions brochures

Airports Council International-North America honors Airport for Museum exhibition brochures SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), which represents governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports across the United States and Canada, recently honored SFO with their 2016 Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Award for… Read the full press release

AAAE announces seven airports as first official airport members of its Airport Innovation Accelerator

Alexandria, VA, 2016-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Seven airports have signed on as the first official airport members of the Airport Innovation Accelerator, which was established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation bringing together airports with corporate leaders, start-ups, regulators, airlines and key aviation stakeholders to drive creative… Read the full press release

Ready Set Fly program to host an educational event for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities at SFO

Ready Set Fly program offers real-world experience of air travel without leaving the ground SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is partnering with The Arc San Francisco and United Airlines to host an educational event for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities and their families.  The “Ready… Read the full press release

SFO to host reception to celebrate partnership with Hyatt for the future Grand Hyatt San Francisco International Airport

Grand Hyatt San Francisco International Airport slated to open in spring 2019 SAN FRANCISCO,  2016-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is hosting a reception to celebrate the launch of the relationship with Hyatt Corporation to manage and brand the future Grand Hyatt San Francisco International Airport, slated to open in the… Read the full press release