If you or your clients are flying into San Francisco this year, there are some important updates to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for 2014. Here’s some of the latest airport news:
Newly Renovated Terminal 3 Completed in January 2014
A visit to SFO’s Terminal 3 is now a destination unto its own thanks to a $138 million upgrade of the space. Included in the project is a complete overhaul of 10 gates serving United Airlines, upgraded bathrooms, new seating (including swiveling lounge chairs), state-of-the-art work stations, nearly 400 power outlets, and more.
SFO and San Francisco SPCA Introduce the Wag Brigade
The new partnership between SFO and the animal advocates at San Francisco SPCA bring specially trained therapy dogs to the airport for passenger stress relief. The dogs, who are led through the airport by handlers, are easily identifiable thanks to vests that read “Pet Me!” The dog handlers, who also wear identifying vests, are also trained to help visitors with general inquiries about the airport.
SFO Wins “Airports Going Green” Award
In November 2013, SFO was honored to receive the “Airports Going Green” Award for incorporating sustainability into its guidelines for planning, design and construction.
“As an industry leader in airport sustainability, we continually strive to exceed the established standards,” said Airport Director John L. Martin. “We are proud to be recognized by ‘Airports Going Green’ for our efforts.”
SFO’s sustainability guidelines go beyond the industry practices set forth by the CalGreen Building Code and USGBC LEED® certification requirements to incorporate additional provisions adopted from the San Francisco Environmental Code. Additional airport projects that will meet these more strenuous requirements include renovations of Terminals 1 and 3 as well as the construction of a new Air Traffic Control tower.