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Aer Lingus Lands at SFO 

Aer Lingus Launches Non-Stop Service to Dublin, Ireland

Getting to the Emerald Isle is now easier!

SFO was pleased to welcome Aer Lingus on April 2, 2014. The airline will offer nonstop service to Dublin, Ireland with five flights per week on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

“Today is a very special day for Aer Lingus,” said Aer Lingus Chairman Christoph Mueller. “Our direct flight from San Francisco to Dublin forms a major part of our 2014 transatlantic growth plan and is a very positive development for our airline and for the relationship between Ireland and California in terms of business, tourism and employment. San Francisco’s Silicon Valley is home to many of the world’s largest technology companies, many of which have their European headquarters in Ireland. Our operation of this new route will further strengthen Ireland’s bonds with the U.S. West Coast. We look forward to welcoming our new Californian customers on board.”

San Francisco International Airport Director John L. Martin added: “I am proud to welcome Aer Lingus to SFO,” said Airport Director John L. Martin.  “This new service gives customers more choices; seamless connection opportunities to more than 100 cities in the United States, and access to more than 70 Aer Lingus departures from Dublin.”

Aer Lingus will depart from San Francisco to Dublin daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 5:20 p.m. arriving the next day in Dublin at 11:35 a.m. Departures from Dublin will be at 12:20 p.m., arriving in San Francisco at 3:20 p.m. on the same day. Flying time will be approximately 11 hours and 15 minutes.

For more information, visit: http://www.aerlingus.com/.


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Final Phase of Runway Safety Area Construction Planned for Summer 2014

SFO plans to temporarily close two runways during the summer of 2014 to complete the final phase of multi-year, federally mandated Runway Safety Area (RSA) construction project. The project will reconfigure Runways 1L and 1R to provide additional thresholds to safely slow an aircraft should it overshoot a runway.

Construction is scheduled to begin on May 17, 2014 and is planned to last through mid-September 2014. Multiple phases of preparatory work have already been completed to support this temporary closure. Construction will be conducted day and night, seven days a week.

“We have been working with the FAA and the airlines for the past several years to develop a plan to adjust schedules and capacity in advance of the temporary closure in order to minimize the impact to our customers during construction,” said Airport Director John L. Martin. “Unlike other airports, expanding the runways was not an option. We have to work within the airport’s current footprint. Closing both runways at the same time is the safest and fastest option.”

During the 2014 RSA runway closures, the Airport will operate exclusively on its two major runways, Runways 28L and 28R which have already been upgraded. The airport has consulted with airline partners, the FAA and the business community to develop a flight management plan during the construction phase in order to minimize inconvenience to air travelers.

More than 40 airports around the United States are required to install RSAs by 2015.

For more information and project updates, visit www.flysfo.com/runways.


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