With a seemingly ever-present fog enveloping the hub, flying into San Francisco International Airport can be a particularly cruel guessing game for airlines and passengers.
However, thanks to a new program being developed by NASA, airlines will soon have more precise information on when that fog will clear — keeping hundreds of thousands of passengers from being stuck taxiing on tarmacs or stranded at distant airports wondering when their SFO-bound flight will depart. Read More
A woman flying into San Francisco from the Philippines on Monday night arrived with more than she left with when she gave birth on board, San Francisco International Airport officials confirmed this morning. An SFO communications official said everyone is healthy and the mother and her new baby were transported to a hospital when they landed in the Bay Area. Read More
Officials at San Francisco International Airport are warning people about a pet scam falsely claiming that animals are being detained at the airport.
In the scam, people receive unsolicited emails that offer to sell or ship animals as pets from overseas once money is sent to pay for vaccinations, according to airport officials. Read More
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
Transit riders and ballpark fans may see additional security this weekend for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Officials say there have been no specific threats in San Francisco, where several public events commemorating 9/11 are planned, including at the Civic Center on Saturday, and Sunday afternoon at the 49ers Opening Day game, the Giants-Dodgers game and Opera in the Park in Golden Gate Park. 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
Ripples of Irene’s devastation on the East Coast made their way to the Bay Area in the form of nearly 200 flight cancellations into and out of San Francisco International Airport in the past three days.About 160 flights between SFO and several East Coast cities were canceled Saturday and Sunday — during the height of the storm’s fury — and another 29 flights postponed Monday, airport spokesman Mike McCarron 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