Weekend travelers using San Francisco International Airport can expect flight delays this month.
As part of a federally mandated improvement project, the hub will shut down a runway for three weekends this month. The first closure will start at 10 p.m. Jan. 11 and last until 8 a.m. Jan. 14. Similar shutdowns are scheduled for the following two weekends. Read More
An estimated 130,000 passengers are expected to pass through SFO today, and more than 2 million holiday travelers are expected to use the airport through Jan. 6, SFO spokesman Doug Yakel said.
Snow and turbulent winter weather in the Midwest on Thursday were already causing flight delays between the Bay Area and Chicago, SFO Duty Manager Linda Perry said. Read More
A worker for a private catering company was killed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a small plane that was tied down for the night.
U Zaw Aung, 60, of Daly City, was driving on a service road at the airport around 5:30 a.m. Saturday when he struck the tip of a private jet parked on the north side of the airport, according to SFO spokesman Michael McCarron. Read More
Thanks to a series of improvements at San Francisco International Airport, including the reopening of the revamped Terminal 2, concession sales increased by 14 percent last fiscal year, topping out at $783.4 million.
Gross receipts from car rentals, retail stores, food vendors and duty-free shops all showed double-digit increases. Read More
After putting The City under his artistic spell, famed director Woody Allen is reportedly back in New York City. But local Film Commission officials hope to capitalize upon his decision to shoot his upcoming film in San Francisco. Read More
In May, San Francisco International Airport began deploying millions of dollars worth of new baggage-screening machines, to be paid for by the Transportation Security Administration. Yet the agency’s former administrator calls the machines overkill and says they reflect a failure to understand the true purpose of airport security.
“It’s too expensive to stop every dangerous thing,” according Kip Hawley, who ran the agency from 2005 to 2009. Read More
If the Transportation Security Administration changed its screening protocols, it could improve airport security while simultaneously lifting pressure on overworked baggage screeners who allegedly violate security rules, the agency’s former administrator argues. Read More
Screeners working at Covenant Aviation Security say Mineta San Jose International Airport and other airports still employ the “manual slicing” function that has been disabled on SFO’s X-ray screening machines. Read More
Baggage screeners at San Francisco International Airport warn that the Transportation Security Administration has disabled a key function of the multimillion-dollar X-ray machines that scan the contents of every bag leaving SFO. Read More
Culminating a decade of growth, passenger traffic at San Francisco International Airport reached an all-time high last fiscal year, finally eclipsing the marks set during the first dot-com boom.
Some 21.4 million passengers boarded flights at SFO during the year that ended in June, besting the previous high of 20.2 million set in 2000.
“This is a very significant moment for the airport,” SFO spokesman Michael McCarron said. Read More