Three flights from San Diego to San Francisco International Airport were canceled this morning due to a power outage in Southern California, but regular service is resuming now that power has been restored, an airport duty manager said. Read More
A New York City-bound flight was diverted an hour after it took off from San Francisco International Airport early this morning because of a mechanical problem, an airport duty manager said.Virgin America Flight 28 left SFO around midnight. At 1 a.m., the Airbus A319 carrying 111 passengers was diverted to an airport in Grand Junction, Colo., San Francisco airport duty manager Nancie Parker said.A mechanical issue required inspection, she said. Read More
Dozens of flights between San Francisco International Airport and the East Coast were canceled again Monday, even as major airports in the Northeast resumed operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.SFO spokesman Mike McCarron said five departures and 26 arrivals have been canceled at the airport Monday.
All major airports in the Northeast that had been shut down by the storm indicated that they were reopening Monday, McCarron said. Read More
The City by the Bay remains a hot destination for travelers even as the international economy continues to struggle.
Nearly 20 million travelers flew into San Francisco International Airport last fiscal year, about a 4 percent increase from the year prior, according to a new report released by the airport.
Recent improvements, including the opening of the hub’s much-lauded Terminal 2, played a major factor in the passenger increase, SFO spokesman Mike McCarron said. Read More
There was a major BART delay Tuesday afternoon into San Francisco from the East Bay due to equipment problems on the track, according to the transit agency.The problems were reported on the Pittsburg/Bay point line toward San Francisco International Airport. Read More
A group of 120 chronically ill children were scheduled to arrive in San Francisco on Tuesday for a weeklong summer vacation provided by the nonprofit Kids of Courage.
They were scheduled to touch down at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday afternoon on a chartered flight carrying state-of-the-art medical equipment, accompanied by pediatricians. They were to be greeted with a water cannon salute on the runway. Read More
The family and supporters of a man arrested at San Francisco International Airport in June after allegedly ignoring instructions to pull up his sagging pants on a U.S. Airways flight are headed to the airport this morning to seek an apology. Read More
Two men were arrested Wednesday night at Miami International Airport after they allegedly attacked an American Airlines pilot on a flight headed to San Francisco, police and airline officials said.Flight 1755 was taxiing out of the Miami airport at about 9 p.m. Wednesday when a passenger who seemed intoxicated failed to comply with flight crew instructions, according to police. Read More
A sprinkler system malfunctioned at San Francisco International Airport this morning, flooding part of Terminal 1.The sprinkler malfunctioned at about 8:50 a.m., releasing “a lot of water” into the security area at Boarding Area C, airport duty manager Joe Walsh said.The security area was shut down, and passengers were told to go through security at Boarding Area B instead and were then bused to their gates, airport spokesman Michael McCarron said. Read More
Protestors will picket U.S. Airways Monday to demand the airline meet with the National Association for Advancement of Colored People regarding the Deshon Marman case.
Marman, 20, was arrested June 15 at San Francisco International Airport after he allegedly ignored requests by U.S. Airways staff to pull up his pants to cover his underwear as he boarded a plane.
Police alleged that he refused to leave a plane and then resisted officers when they tried to handcuff him. Read More