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Did you know that it takes about 330 gallons of water to maintain a 1,000 foot lawn?  SFO's Landscaping Department has replaced all lawns with drought tolerant plants and, as a result, reduced water consumption by 63%.   For more information and tips about water conservation, visit SFOH2O.

Week of September 21

Did you know that visitor spending by air travellers to the Bay Area and regional exports related to air cargo support nearly 153,000 direct jobs that generates $9.9 billion in payroll?

Week of September 14

Did you know that SFO has implemented a number of GHG emission mitigation measures that have reduced the emissions of SFO enterprises by 68,000 metric tons in FY 2013?  This is equivalent to taking 14,316 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

Week of September 7

Did you know that Terminal 1 (T1) and Boarding Area B were originally constructed in 1963 and that the Airport is in the process of renovating them? For more information, visit T1 Redevelopment Program.

Week of August 31

Did you know that in 2014, nearly 850 million passengers flew in the United States, a 2.6% increase over the year before?  Worldwide, a record-breaking 3.3 billion passengers took to the air.

Week of August 24

Did you know that a variety of wildlife including snakes, frogs, birds and mammals live on SFO property?  To learn more about SFO's wildlife, visit the wildlife section on SFO Connect.

Week of August 17

Did you know that SFO's total passengers reached a new peak of 48.2 million in FY 2014/15?  This figure includes enplanements, deplanements and in-transit passengers.

Week of August 10

Did you know that the SFO Interns program turns 18 this summer? The program started in the summer of 1997 with 14 high school students. In 2015 there are 135 interns in 14 different programs.

Week of August 3

Did you know that SFO's solid waste recycling rate has increased from 51% in 2002 to an impressive 80% in 2014?  SFO’s recycling operations include composting about 35% of Airport waste.

Week of July 27

Did you know that on average, SFO has more than 1,200 arrivals and departures each day?

Week of July 20