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On July 6, 2013, Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashed upon arrival at SFO. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with passengers and families. While this tragic event was the first fatal air crash in SFO's 87-year history, the swift actions of first responders that day saved countless lives. Our appreciation goes out to the many organizations that supported the response and recovery efforts, including mutual aid responders, federal agencies, American Red Cross and United Airlines (UA), for playing a pivotal role in staffing hospitals and family assistance centers.
SFO recently welcomed Marina’s Café, a new small-business startup and lifelong dream owned and operated by long-time members of the SFO community, Lupe Rodriguez and George Issa, both of whom began their careers at SFO in the concessions area almost 15 years ago.
The Body Shop
Passengers in the Rental Car Center, Terminal 3 and the International Terminal now have new and improved shopping and dining options. Check out these latest openings at SFO!
Rental Car Center
Marina’s Café - coffee, pastries, breakfast, sandwiches and salads.
The Body Shop - bath, body, face, hair and home products.
SF Uncork’d - wine bar serving wines, craft beers and small plates and the retail sales of wines, gourmet treats and wine related accessories.
Hermes - Hermes brand of fashion accessories, apparel and handbags.
Passengers can now enjoy a variety of gourmet cuisine every Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Gourmet food trucks offer a rotating lineup of food vendors every week. Concepts have included: Boardwalk Eats (Hawaiian), Curry Up (Indian), Me So Hungry (sliders/burgers), Sanguchon (Peruvian), Hiyaaa (Korean/Chinese/Japanese), Boneyard (BBQ), SAJJ (Mediterranean) and Senor Sisig (Filipino).
Food trucks are located on the Departures Level curb of Terminal 1 near the triangle/flagpole area. Indoor seating is available.
For more information, visit http://offthegridsf.com/.
For millennia, humans had viewed the world as encompassing unimaginably vast distances. To travel around or to the end of it was beyond anyone’s comprehension. In 1522, the crew of the Victoria returned to Spain after completing the first recorded circumnavigation of the globe in just under three years. Three-hundred-and-fifty years later, Jules Verne inspired the imagination of millions with his fictional work Around the World in 80 Days. In the decades following, journeys by land and sea were made in ever-decreasing times: by 1913, John Henry Means completed his trip just thirty-five days.
The advent of airplanes provided a new means of circling the globe. Following numerous early attempts, a group of U.S. Army Air Service pilots successfully flew around the world in 1924, taking 175 days. Throughout the 1920s and 30s, around-the-world records would be established and broken, including Howard Hughes’ record-shattering three-day flight in 1938.
In 1947, regularly scheduled around-the-world service on a single airline was inaugurated by Pan American World Airways, with other airlines quickly following suit. Airlines heavily promoted the service, and passengers flaunted their around-the-world traveler status with certificates, membership cards, and promotional airline giveaways. Circling the Globe presents a varied collection of aircraft models, airline promotional items, and commemorative objects that represent the legacy of flying around the world.
This exhibition is on display in Terminal 1, Departures Level through March 2014.
SFO has been honored with an Environmental Achievement Award by the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). In the category of Environmental Management, SFO was recognized for its Climate Action Plan, which outlines a variety of efforts intended to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to airport operations.
“We are proud to be recognized by ACI-NA for environmental achievement," said Airport Director John L. Martin. “The SFO Climate Action Plan demonstrates our commitment to be an industry leader in airport sustainability."
SFO developed a Climate Action Plan in 2008 and has updated it every year since. The airport has achieved significant success in reducing its carbon footprint by implementing various energy efficiency measures, recycling solid waste, and reducing vehicle fleet fuel consumption. Since 1990, SFO has lowered GHG emissions from airport-controlled operations by 34 percent, by supplying conditioned air and electric power to all parked aircraft, recycling more than 77 percent of solid waste, and constructing the AirTrain system to eliminate the need for rental car shuttle buses. Additional steps include planting more than 2,000 trees around the airport and measures to enable concession tenants and airlines to reduce their GHG emissions. For more information on environmental initiatives at SFO, visit: www.flysfo.com/community-environment/overview.
SFO was named as the winner of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s annual Excellence in Business Awards, known as “Ebbies." The Airport was honored with the Kaiser Permanente Economic Development Award for job creation in the area.
“SFO is a powerful economic engine for the region, supporting over 150,000 jobs related to airport activities," said Airport Direction John L. Martin. “We are proud to be recognized by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce for our contribution to local economies."
The Kaiser Permanente Economic Development Award recognizes companies or organizations that substantially contribute to the economic vitality of San Francisco. Awards were presented at a San Francisco Chamber of Commerce event celebrating the Bay Area's visionary entrepreneurs, business leaders and exemplary corporate citizens. Approximately 900 business and community leaders were in attendance.
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