The firm that screens baggage at San Francisco International Airport could lose its decadelong contract this fall as the Transportation Security Administration requests proposals from other bidders two years ahead of when the contract was originally supposed to expire. Read More
The San Francisco International Airport’s proposed advertising contract took off Wednesday despite the Board of Supervisors’ number-cruncher recommending rejection, saying The City could lose out on revenue.
The proposed eight-year contract for Clear Channel to continue to advertise at the airport has sparked an unusual amount of debate. A vote was postponed in March over concerns about The City using a different revenue model for the contract. Read More
Supervisor David Campos said Tuesday that he has abandoned a proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk and instead plans to pursue getting an airport terminal named in Milk’s honor.
Campos said he gave up on the idea of putting a question on the ballot asking voters to approve the name change after the plan generated a fair amount of opposition, including from Mayor Ed Lee. Read More
The first day of work furloughs for air traffic controllers passed without incident at San Francisco International Airport, as no delays were reported at the hub Monday.
As part of a series of spending cuts enacted earlier this year due to gridlock in Washington, D.C., the Federal Aviation Administration announced mandatory days off for airline workers across the nation beginning Sunday. Read More
San Francisco is among the airports that could experience flight delays as air traffic controller furloughs are scheduled to kick in today, federal officials said .
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta said they have no choice but to cut controller staffing by 10 percent, which will reduce how many planes airports can handle. Read More
People who work at San Francisco International Airport, who already receive a nice discount for taking the train to the hub, are poised to receive an even bigger break from the regional rail operator.
In 2009, BART increased its airport surcharge fee from $1.50 to $4 as part of an effort to reduce a yawning budget deficit. However, after protests, the increase was waived for SFO-based workers. Read More
People from the business, nonprofit and aviation worlds are expected to be named today to a panel that will address renaming guidelines for San Francisco International Airport, a person familiar with the proceedings said. Read More
The cost of adding the name of slain gay-rights icon and former Supervisor Harvey Milk to the title of San Francisco International Airport could be as low as $355,000, according to a new report. Read More