About San Francisco International Airport: (SFO) InformationSFO Airport got its name, San Francisco International Airport in 1955, but was constructed in 1927. It is the base for Virgin America Airlines and a hub for United Airlines. The airport is over 5,000 acres and has four runways. SFO Airport has three main terminals and an International Terminal.
San Francisco International Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the United States.
SFO Airport Background
SFO Airport was one of the first airports to consider the effect of noise pollution from the airport, and one of the first to implement a "Fly Quiet Program," including spending over $153 million to insulate homes near the airport to reduce noise. The SFO Airport has won multiple awards over the years, and has won several every year since 2008. The airport regularly wins awards for safety, management, staff performance and employment, sustainable initiatives, and concessions. For more information on navigating the airport, read our overview of the SFO Terminals and Gates.
Overview: SFO Airport Gates
- The International Terminal has two Gate sections: "International A" includes Gates A1-A12 and "International G" includes Gates G9-G102. The following airlines operate through International A Gates: AeroMexico, airberlin, Air France, Alaska, Asiana, Avianca, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Sun Country, Virgin American (Mexico arrivals only), Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and XL Airways France. The following airlines operate thorough International G Gates: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Copa Airlines, EVA AIR, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Turkish Airlines, United (International), and WOW Air.
- Terminal 1 is divided into two Gate sections. In Terminal 1, you will find Gates B20-B39 and Gates C40-C48. The following airlines operate through Terminal 1: Frontier, Southwest, and Delta.
- Terminal 2 includes Gates D50-D59. The following airlines operate through Terminal 2: American Airlines, and Virgin America.
- Terminal 3 is divided into two Gate sections. In Terminal 3, you will find Gates E60-E69 and Gates F70-F90. United (Domestic) Airlines operates through Terminal 3.
In the center of the domestic terminals, Terminal 1, 2, and 3, is a parking garage, as well as the airport ground transportation trains, AirTrain. These trains also connect with the International Terminal, where there are also two parking garages —"International Garage A" and "International Garage G." The AirTrain rails also connect with many of the San Francisco public transportation services.
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