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T1 Topping Out 

Terminal 1 Construction Reaches its Highest Point

SFO's Largest construction project at Airport reaches its highest point

On June 5th, SFO celebrated the “topping out” of Terminal 1 (T1), commemorating the placement of the highest steel beam in the structure.  The $2.4 billion project, scheduled to be completed in phases from 2019 to 2022, creates an entirely new concourse and Boarding Area B, along with a new centralized security checkpoint, a new state-of-the-art consolidated baggage handling system, new dining and retail concessions, and post-security connecting walkways.

“We are proud to reach this milestone in the largest construction project at SFO,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero.  “T1 sets new standards for us and the industry in guest experience, technology, and sustainability.  My thanks go out to the entire project team for their collaboration, dedication, and passion.”

Upon completion, Boarding Area B will feature 25 gates, including 7 “swing” gates which will accommodate international arrivals by providing direct access to the U.S. Customs & Border Protections Federal Inspection Area.  Connecting walkways located post-security will provide easy access to International Boarding Area A and Boarding Area C.

Terminal 1 Timeline

  • July 2019:  9 gates open in Boarding Area B; new Consolidated Security Checkpoint opens; T1 Center partially opens
  • March 2020:  9 more gates open in Boarding Area B (18 gates total), entire south check-in lobby opens
  • Q2 2021:  International Connector open, 7 additional gates (25 gates total), swing gates open
  • Q4 2022:  All gates open; Boarding Area B and T1 fully operational

For more information, visit: www.flysfo.com/T1.


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Summer Travel Season Cleared for Takeoff at SFO

Airport outlines travel tips, new airlines, new destinations and live music

The summer travel season has started and more than 16.9 million travelers are expected at SFO between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Passengers traveling during the summer season are strongly encouraged to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure for domestic flights and 3 hours prior to departure for international flights.

Security - visit TSA for detailed information and the latest security rules.

Options to Save Time at Security Checkpoints

  • The TSA offers the PreCheck program of expedited screening.
  • CLEAR offers members expedited access to all security checkpoints. 

Save Time During Immigration

  • The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry program offers expedited clearance for pre-approved low-risk travelers upon arrival into the United States. 
  • SFO offers Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks to expedite the customs entry process for international arriving passengers.
  • SFO is also featured on Mobile Passport Control (MPC) allowing eligible travelers to bypass a traditional queue by submitting their passport information and customs declaration form to CBP via smartphone and/or tablet prior to arrival to SFO.

Summer Amenities at SFO

  • Live Music - enjoy bands and entertainment groups every Thursday through July 26th. 

Getting to SFO Quickly and Conveniently

  • Facility Closures for Terminal 1 Renovation - the renovation of Terminal 1 (T1) is underway.  On both the departure and arrival levels of T1, the roadway lane closest to the terminal, and the curbside area is closed to accommodate construction activity.  In addition, the connecting walkway between the International Terminal and T1 is closed.  Passengers will need to use the AirTrain to transfer between International Boarding Area A and T1. 
  • Transit & Shared Rides - SFO recommends that travelers take transit or share rides to the airport.  BART provides direct service from San Francisco and the East Bay, and there are several shuttle services to SFO.  Learn more about transportation options and to plan your trip to SFO.  If travelers elect to drive, they should allow extra time for parking

Mobile Car-Washing Service Available in Airport Parking Lots - Parking lots at SFO feature a mobile car-washing service, which allows customers to park in any of the Airport’s parking lots, keep their keys, and return to a freshly-cleaned vehicle.


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