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Did you know that the new Terminal 1 will be named after former SF Supervisor and civil rights leader Harvey Milk?  Harvey Milk Terminal 1 will include a central inglenook area, which will feature a photo exhibit honoring the civil rights leader and his impact on LGBTQ rights in San Francisco and around the world.

May 20, 2019

Did you know that, since 2013, SFO has saved over 18 GWh of electricity - enough to power over 1,700 homes in California and save about $2.5 million on our energy bill?

May 13, 2019

Did you know that in 2019, SFO introduced a Zero Waste Concessions Program to move all tenants to 100% certified compostable food ware and reduce wasteful plastics onsite that end up in landfills?

May 6, 2019

Did you know that The Airport Commission consists of five members appointed by the Mayor to four-year terms? Originally part of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Airport Commission was established by City Charter in 1970. In accordance with the Charter, the Airport Commission is primarily a policy-making body, establishing the policies by which the airport operates.

April 29, 2019

Did you know that SFO's 2018 Annual Report is now available to view? The report lists out, among other things, financial facts and figures and financial summary. Additionally, there is also a video that illustrates SFO's impact to the surrounding community and travelling public: https://www.flysfo.com/content/fy-2017-2018-annual-report  

April 22, 2019

Did you know that a variety of wildlife, including snakes, frogs, birds and mammals live on SFO property and that we have our very own Wildlife Program? The Airport’s Wildlife Program is a part of the Bureau of Planning and Environmental Affairs (BPEA) and is staffed with a full time biologist. Protecting endangered species is just one aspect of the program. To learn more, visit https://sfoconnect.com/wildlife-sfo.

April 15, 2019

Did you know that is the job of the International Marketing & Aviation Development department to expand international flight activity at SFO? You can learn how they do this in the latest episode of Inside SFO: https://youtu.be/mAIcqrvjBfQ 

April 8, 2019

Did you know that if the new Boarding Area B's length were oriented vertically, it would be taller than the Salesforce Tower?

April 1, 2019

Did you know that Air Traffic Controller Maxine Crookston was known as “the Voice of S.F. Airport” in the 1940s and 50s? She transferred to the San Francisco Airport Control Tower in 1946 and eventually became the country’s first female Watch Supervisor. Pilots in and out of SFO loved hearing her voice from the tower.

March 25, 2019

Did you know that, in 2017, Air India ran the first ever all-female around the world flight, which made a stop in San Francisco? The crew flew a Boeing 777 from Delhi to SFO over the Pacific Ocean. After landing and completing a mandatory rest period, the crew flew back to Delhi over the Atlantic Ocean, completing the circumnavigation.

March 18, 2019