SFO Community Newsletter
Fall 2019

Welcome to the Grand Hyatt at SFO!

Our new on-Airport hotel is now open

Enjoy luxurious rooms with stunning views of the bay and airport through floor-to-ceiling windows. Conveniently located at the entrance to the airport, Grand Hyatt at SFO is easily accessed from all terminals by AirTrain, or by road.

The hotel features 351 soundproofed guest rooms (including 22 suites), many of which offer a prime plane-spotting experience. Dining experiences include Quail & Crane (multi-cultural cuisine) and Twin Craft Market & Bar. There is also a 1,500-square-foot fitness center, 14,435 square feet of net meeting space, a specially curated art collection, lush native landscaping and green areas, and much more.

Learn more about Grand Hyatt at SFO

Introducing our New Gate Numbering System

Finding your gate is much easier with SFO's new gate numbering system

On October 16, we launched a new gate numbering system designed to be more logical and intuitive. Under our previous system, gates were numbered sequentially from 1 to 102. With our new system, the gate number includes both a letter and a number. Each letter refers to a specific concourse (A-G) and a sequential number relative to its location from the checkpoint to the end of the concourse.

Learn more and view a video

Norwegian Starts Service to Paris and Barcelona

On October 27, Norwegian Air Shuttle (DI) begins twice-weekly service to Paris, France (CDG). The following day, Norwegian launches twice-weekly service to Barcelona, Spain (BCN). Flights will operate on a 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Norwegian currently offers service to London-Gatwick (LGW) from SFO.

In 2018, Norwegian was named ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the fourth consecutive year and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the sixth year in a row at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Learn more about Norwegian

United Airlines adds Service to Melbourne and Delhi

We're pleased to welcome two new routes on United Airlines (UA).

  • Beginning October 29, United will offer service to Melbourne, Australia (MEL) three times per week.
  • On December 5, United will begin daily service to Delhi, India (DEL). 

Both flights will operate on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. With these new routes, United will serve 29 international destinations from SFO, including eight cities in Europe, India and the Middle East; seven in North America; and 14 in Asia and Oceania. United also offers nonstop service from SFO to 67 domestic destinations.

Learn more about United Airlines

Flight Arrivals

Upcoming Service Additions at SFO

Subject to Change Without Notice

Airline Destination Effective Date Notes
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Honolulu (HNL)

Oct 16

Second daily flight

United Logo

Hong Kong (HKG)

Oct 26

Second daily flight

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Munich (MUC)

Oct 27

Service now year-round (daily)

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Paris (CDG)

Oct 27

New destination for airline (arrivals on Mon & Fri; departures on Wed & Sun)

Norwegian Logo

Barcelona (BCN)

Oct 28

New destination for airline (arrivals on Wed & Sun; departures on Mon & Fri)

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Melbourne (MEL)

Oct 29

New year-round destination for airline (Tue, Thu & Sat)

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Delhi (DEL)

Dec 5

New year-round destination for airline (daily)


Now Open

Visit our latest shopping additions:

Duty free luxury apparel, handbags, and men's and women's accessories
International Terminal, Boarding Area A, near Gate A1

DFS Chocolate Store
Variety of chocolate products
International Terminal, Boarding Area A, near Gate A1

DFS Duty Free
Liquor, tobacco, cosmetics and fragrances
International Terminal, Boarding Area A, near Gate A11
International Terminal, Boarding Area G, near Gate G4

Technology and mobile electronics and accessories.  iStore is an authorized Apple© reseller.
Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Boarding Area B, near Gate B3

Mills Cargo
Books, magazines, snacks, beverages, sundries and souvenirs
Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Boarding Area B, near Gate B3

Skyline News + Gifts
Magazines, books, snacks, souvenirs and sundries
Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Boarding Area B, near Gate 13

Featured: Mills Cargo

View all shopping options at SFO


Now Open

Enjoy our new dining options:

Briggo Coffee
Fully automated specialty coffee machine
Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, near Gate 73

Bourbon Pub
Table service restaurant featuring pub fare and a full bar
Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Boarding Area B, near Gate B8

Bun Mee
Vietnamese cuisine including pho noodle soup, and banh mi sandwiches
Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Boarding Area B, near Gate B3

Illy Caffè
Specialty Coffee, baked goods, paninis, salads, and desserts
Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Boarding Area B, near Gate B9

Sandwiches, wraps and salads with craft soda and house made lemonades
Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Boarding Area B, near Gate B13

The Little Chihuahua
A San Francisco taqueria focusing on sustainability and wholesome Mexican food
Harvey Milk Terminal 1, Boarding Area B, near Gate B3

Featured: Bourbon Pub

View all dining options at SFO

Widebody: The Launch of the Jumbojets in the Early 1970s

SFO Museum's new exhibition showcases three of the first widebody jetliners introduced in the early 1970s

During the late 1960s, the limits of technological progress in aerospace endeavors appeared to be boundless. Jet airliners were transforming commercial aviation with their high speeds, extended ranges, and economy.

SFO Museum's new exhibition, Widebody: The Launch of the Jumbojets in the Early 1970s, showcases the Boeing 747, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10, and the Lockheed L1011 TriStar and collections from the five airlines that operated them: BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), Pan American World Airways, United Air Lines, Continental Airlines, and TWA (Trans World Airlines).

View this exhibition until June 14, 2020 in the Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum and Library located in the International Terminal Main Hall, pre-security.

Continental Airlines hostess uniform 1970  | Insignia: SFO Museum  | 2016.023.021  | L2019.2401.003  | Dress and scarf: Collection of United Airlines Archive  | L2019.2402.001–.002

Learn more about this exhibition

Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to Europe!

Is a trip to Europe on your list? With nonstop service to great destinations across the continent, we’re proud to be the Bay Area’s gateway to Europe. To help get you on your way, we’re giving away roundtrip tickets to European destinations, courtesy of our participating airline partners. We have two ticket drawings remaining:

  • French bee - 2 roundtrip economy class tickets to Paris, France on French bee. Prize drawing:  October 25.
  • LEVEL - 2 roundtrip, economy class tickets to Barcelona, Spain on LEVEL.  Prize drawing:  November 1.


Enter for your chance to win!


Effective October 1, 2020, adult passengers with a driver’s license issued by a state that is still not compliant with the REAL ID Act will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel. Upgrade your driver's license or identification card to a REAL ID today!

Learn more about REAL ID

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