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Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) held a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the renovation of Terminal 1, the airport’s oldest passenger facility. The $2.4 billion project, slated to be completed in phases from 2016 to 2024, will create an interim Boarding Area B to accommodate continued passenger activity while an entirely new structure takes shape. The ambitious project will also create a new centralized security checkpoint, a new consolidated baggage handling system, new dining and retail concessions, and post-security connecting walkways.
“The renovation of Terminal One is another milestone in our City’s effort to keep SFO a world class airport, and on this day we also celebrate another milestone for SFO in Airport Director John L. Martin’s final public appearance before his retirement,” said Mayor Ed Lee. “For more than 20 years, John’s leadership has transformed SFO into a world-class airport, reflecting all that is great about the San Francisco Bay Area. The renovation of Terminal One is a perfect retirement gift, and the completed facility will serve as a tribute to his visionary leadership.”
“With the renovation of Terminal 1, my role at SFO comes full circle,” said Airport Director John L. Martin. “When I assumed this position, the face of the Airport was changing dramatically, with the construction of a new International Terminal. Over the course of 20 years, it has been my pleasure to continually take our airport experience to new heights. The Terminal 1 renovation will once again surprise and delight travelers at SFO, delivering on the goal to create an exceptional airport experience.”
Originally opened in 1963 as the “South Terminal”, the Terminal 1 facility is the oldest passenger terminal in use at SFO. The project will include the demolition of existing facilities and reconstruction of a new Terminal 1 Center and Boarding Area B. An Interim Boarding Area B, made up of nine fully-operations gates, will be developed while future facilities are constructed.
Upon completion, Boarding Area B will feature a total of 24 gates, including 6 gates which can 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.
September 2016: Interim Boarding Area B opens with 9 gates
December 2018: New Boarding Area B opens with 9 gates
June 2019: New Boarding Area expands to 17 gates
September 2020: New Boarding Area B reaches full capacity of 24 gates
Mid-2024: Terminal 1 Center, refreshed Boarding Area C complete