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San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

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Ivar Satero

Airport Director

Website

http://www.flysfo.com/

Address

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

P.O. Box 8097
San Francisco, CA 94128-8097




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The History of SFO


The history of the San Francisco International Airport begins at Mills Field in March of 1927 when the City and County of San Francisco leased 150 acres of waterfront property east of the Bayshore Highway for airport improvements. By 1931, the Mills Field Airport of San Francisco was renamed the San Francisco Airport as private flying, flight instruction and aerial entertainment by barnstormers served as the prominent activity. In 1947, the first scheduled flight of the Commonwealth Pacific Airlines and Philippine Airlines prompted the addition of “International” to the airport’s name.

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Benefitting an Economy Near You


In 2015, the total economic contribution of SFO to the local economy, accounting for direct and induced multiplier effects, resulted in over $61.7 billion in business sales, including $20.7 billion in total payroll, and more than 295,000 jobs in the region. Serving almost 60 airlines and over 50 million passengers annually, the airport is continually modernizing to meet the needs of the tenants and passengers.


SFO is in the process of developing a new Airport-owned and privately managed 4-diamond hotel, the Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport, designed and constructed to achieve the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification and Net Zero Energy Building certification. In addition to creation of an onsite hotel, the airport is undergoing a $2.4 billion redevelopment project of Terminal 1, one of its oldest terminals built in the early 1960’s. The project is to be completed in phases from 2016 through 2024, and upon completion, Boarding Area B will feature a total of 24 gates, including 6 gates which can accommodate international arrivals by providing direct access to the U.S. Customs & Border Protections Federal Inspection Area.

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Get into the Green Scene


Since 2007, SFO has implemented over 49 electric energy efficiency projects. Combined with planned projects, the measures will achieve 10,938 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity savings per year. As a result of environmental friendly practices and procedures, the airport reduced its electricity consumption by 2.3% in FY2013 compared to FY2008 electricity use even as passenger traffic increased by about 15% and a 640,000-square foot Terminal on-site was reactivated. Energy efficiency projects implemented to date include lighting improvements, Central Plant boiler replacement, and SFO Information Technology energy saving measures.

As mitigation for the Airport’s Master Plan construction projects, SFO has improved 558 acres of wetlands and tidal marshes (including the creation of 84 acres of new wetland) throughout the Bay Area, committing more than $20 million to this effort. SFO also carries out one of the largest recycling and composting programs in San Mateo County and the Airport has increased the solid waste recycling rate from 51% in 2002 to an impressive 80% by mid-2014.


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Careers at SFO


SFO is an enterprise department of the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF). Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the CCSF Department of Human Resources website below.
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Ivar Satero

Airport Director

Website

http://www.flysfo.com/

Address

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

P.O. Box 8097
San Francisco, CA 94128-8097




THINGS TO DO


The history of the San Francisco International Airport begins at Mills Field in March of 1927 when the City and County of San Francisco leased 150 acres of waterfront property east of the Bayshore Highway for airport improvements. By 1931, the Mills Field Airport of San Francisco was renamed the San Francisco Airport as private flying, flight instruction and aerial entertainment by barnstormers served as the prominent activity. In 1947, the first scheduled flight of the Commonwealth Pacific Airlines and Philippine Airlines prompted the addition of “International” to the airport’s name.

Read more
In 2015, the total economic contribution of SFO to the local economy, accounting for direct and induced multiplier effects, resulted in over $61.7 billion in business sales, including $20.7 billion in total payroll, and more than 295,000 jobs in the region. Serving almost 60 airlines and over 50 million passengers annually, the airport is continually modernizing to meet the needs of the tenants and passengers.


SFO is in the process of developing a new Airport-owned and privately managed 4-diamond hotel, the Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport, designed and constructed to achieve the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification and Net Zero Energy Building certification. In addition to creation of an onsite hotel, the airport is undergoing a $2.4 billion redevelopment project of Terminal 1, one of its oldest terminals built in the early 1960’s. The project is to be completed in phases from 2016 through 2024, and upon completion, Boarding Area B will feature a total of 24 gates, including 6 gates which can accommodate international arrivals by providing direct access to the U.S. Customs & Border Protections Federal Inspection Area.

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  • Since 2007, SFO has implemented over 49 electric energy efficiency projects. Combined with planned projects, the measures will achieve 10,938 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity savings per year. As a result of environmental friendly practices and procedures, the airport reduced its electricity consumption by 2.3% in FY2013 compared to FY2008 electricity use even as passenger traffic increased by about 15% and a 640,000-square foot Terminal on-site was reactivated. Energy efficiency projects implemented to date include lighting improvements, Central Plant boiler replacement, and SFO Information Technology energy saving measures.
  • As mitigation for the Airport’s Master Plan construction projects, SFO has improved 558 acres of wetlands and tidal marshes (including the creation of 84 acres of new wetland) throughout the Bay Area, committing more than $20 million to this effort. SFO also carries out one of the largest recycling and composting programs in San Mateo County and the Airport has increased the solid waste recycling rate from 51% in 2002 to an impressive 80% by mid-2014.


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SFO is an enterprise department of the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF). Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the CCSF Department of Human Resources website below.