A volcanic eruption in Iceland has caused the cancellation Thursday of several flights from San Francisco International Airport to European destinations including London and Paris.
An ash cloud from the volcano has prompted the closure of all British airports until at least 7 a.m. local time Friday. Airports in France have been shut down as well.
As a result, five nonstop flights to London from San Francisco were canceled today, airport spokesman Mike McCarron said. Read More
Plans to build a $104 million air traffic control at San Francisco International Airport will be discussed Monday by a city committee that oversees capital expenditure.
The existing tower is seismically unsound and city officials plan to rebuild it from 2014 to 2016. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will announce a new long-term agreement between airlines and the San Francisco International Airport 11:30 a.m. at the Aviation Museum in the International Terminal of SFO. Read More
In the drought-afflicted garden of San Francisco’s tourism market, green shoots are continuing to sprout up in the bed occupied by the San Francisco International Airport.
Despite conventions and business travel still lumbering along through the Great Recession, SFO expects a moderate spike in international travelers and perhaps some small gains in domestic travel. Read More
UNITED AIRLINESUAL Corp. applied with federal regulators to begin nonstop flights of Boeing 777 jumbo jets between San Francisco and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Four more daily routes are being allowed at the smaller Haneda Airport, which is close to downtown Tokyo, making the flights attractive to business fliers. Narita Airport is about 45 miles away from downtown Tokyo. Read More
WHAT: Passengers on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco on Saturday were exposed to tuberculosis when a sick man on a no-fly list was allowed to take the six-hour trip. The unidentified passenger was placed on the “Do Not Board” list one day earlier because of his condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
In response to President Barack Obama’s recent call for an overhaul of airport security nationwide, Mayor Gavin Newsom is lobbying the federal government to install more whole-body scanning machines at the Bay Area’s busiest airport.
Newsom called security at San Francisco International Airport among the nation’s best during a news conference Wednesday, saying the hub employs pioneering technology and tactics. Read More
As passengers take to the air during one of the busiest traveling weeks of the year, intermittent stepped-up security measures at airports has been taken in stride.
Across the world, international airports ramped up security measures Monday in response to the failed plot by a Nigerian to ignite explosives aboard a Northwest Airlines jet as it was coming in for a landing in Detroit on Christmas Day. Read More
A Modesto man was arrested this morning for filing a fraudulent lost baggage claim at San Francisco International Airport in late October.
Jose Betances, 39, was arrested around 7:30 a.m. and charged with one count of grand theft following a month-long investigation by the Cargo Theft Task Force, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Wesley Matsuura said. Read More
John Martin, the executive director of the San Francisco International Airport, has taken on an additional responsibility: president of the California Airport Council. Read More