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Did you know that the first commercial transport airplane to utilize Mills Field was the Boeing Model 40 operated by Boeing Air Transport, a company that would become part of United Air Lines?

February 11, 2018

Did you know that the first graded airstrip at SFO was 4,950 feet long and surfaced in rolled rock fill covered with two inches of earth? In its first full month of operation, the airport registered nineteen airplane landings and nineteen passengers.

February 4, 2019

Did you know that SFO maintains a program called Fly Quiet Reports? This innovative program is the first in the nation to track, grade and reward SFO’s quiet fliers. This Program monitors fleet quality nationwide and at SFO and measures noise exceedances and nighttime runway use.

January 28, 2019

Did you know that SFO maintains a state-of-the-art permanent noise monitoring system in compliance with State and Federal regulations to track noise levels in communities around the airport? The system records flight tracks that are then monitored and evaluated by staff to provide fair and accurate information to the public.

January 21, 2019

Did you know that reducing nighttime aircraft noise is a key goal of voluntary SFO's Nighttime Preferential Runway Use Program? The program tries to maximize flights over water and minimize flights over land and populated areas between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

January 14, 2018

Did you know that, upon its completion in 2011, Terminal 2 became the first LEED Gold certified terminal in the US?

January 7, 2019

Did you know that SFO participates in The Good Traveler, a program to voluntarily offset the environmental impact of your travel through the purchase of carbon offsets? Purchases fund projects that permanently remove climate-changing emissions from the atmosphere.

December 31, 2018

Did you know that 300,000 individual lights go into SFO's annual holiday lighting display?

December 24, 2018

Did you know that, in 2012, SFO opened the first Yoga Room in an airport? The Yoga Room is a space for passengers and employees to relax, self-reflect, and practice yoga and is located in Terminal 2, post-security.

December 17, 2018

Did you know that SFO was awarded dotCOMM’s Platinum level award for its Interactive SFO Map in the Mobile Site Creativity – Interactive Capabilities category? dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. View SFO's interactive map here: https://www.flysfo.com/maps

December 10, 2018