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Did you know that, in FY 2017-18, visitor spending resulting from air service at SFO contributed over $12.5 billion in additional business revenue and 113,253 jobs in the region, up from previous figures of $10.5 billion and 96,121 jobs respectively in the last study?

December 9, 2019

Did you know that, in FY 2017-18, SFO directly accounted for over $10.6 billion in business revenues, which supported more than 46,000 jobs at the Airport? This represents a significant increase over the previous report, which covered the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year and reported $8.4 billion in business activity and 43,000 direct jobs.

December 2, 2019

Did you know that Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), is jet fuel made from renewable materials, such as waste biomass or food scraps? This next-generation fuel can power the future of aviation without adding to the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere – the lifecycle emissions of SAF are estimated to be 80% lower than those of conventional aviation fuel. SFO is taking the lead in making widespread use of SAF a reality, on its own campus, throughout California, and across North America.

November 25, 2019

Did you know that you can vote for SFO as the World's Best Airport? The Skytrax World Airport survey is currently taking votes across several categories, including Best Airport Shopping, Best Airport Dining, Best Airport Hotel, and Best Airport Staff. Go to http://www.worldairportsurvey.com/Surveys/favorite_airport.html to vote for SFO today!

November 18, 2019

Did you know that fare-paying passengers were few in the early days of commercial aviation? Thousands came out to the airport, however, to see air shows and attend hangar dances. On such occasions, grandstands were set up and parked cars often lined the highway.

November 12, 2019

Did you know that the SFO Medical Clinic provides travel medicine, urgent care and occupation health services? The medical clinic is located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal Main Hall. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

November 4, 2019

Did you know that SFO's A-CERT training aims to develop a highly trained group of employees that will be critical to our first responders and would be activated to assist in the event of a catastrophe or emergency? Classes are held quarterly. For more information, contact Jessica Feil (Jessica.feil@flysfo.com or 650.821.6679) or Jeff Airth (jeff.airth@flysfo.com or 650.821.6667).

October 28, 2019

Did you know that SFO Volans Flight Tracking is a community outreach tool that provides information about aircraft origin/destination, altitude, speed, aircraft type and flight number? You may also playback historical flight data and view flights from an aerial overview or pilot’s perspective.

October 21, 2019

Did you know that airplanes typically take off and land into the wind, so in certain weather conditions, land-facing runways are required so that aircraft can safely operate? Additionally, very large and heavy, long-distance aircraft such as those going to the Far East usually need the longest available runway for departure. At SFO this is Runway 28 Right, which does not face San Francisco Bay.

October 14, 2019

Did you know that, in an effort to reduce delays, SFO implemented a Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approach (SOIA) in 2005? Using Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) technology, this procedure allows two aircraft to approach the parallel runways from offset angles. The result allows for improved arrival performance during applicable periods of low clouds and fog.

October 7, 2019