San Francisco International Airport announces record passenger traffic in 2012

Published on : Monday, February 18, 2013

San Francisco AirportThe San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced an all-time record for
passenger traffic in 2012, with a total of 44.5 million passengers traveling through
SFO. This surpasses the previous record of 41 million passenger set in 2011, and
represents an 8.5% increase in traffic year-over-year.

Market share
SFO offers a wide variety of travel options to passengers, 30 international carriers
serving 31 international points, as well as 15 domestic airlines offering nonstop
service to 74 cities in the U.S. In the Bay Area, SFO accounts for two-thirds of
all domestic flight activity, and continues to serve as the primary international
gateway.

Bay Area Market Share (Domestic Flights)
66% SFO
19% OAK
15% SJC

Bay Area Market Share (International Flights)
97% SFO
2% SJC
1% OAK

Airline Market Share at SFO
46% United Airlines
9% Virgin America
8% (tie) Delta, Southwest/AirTran

Total landings by operator
29% United Airlines
28% SkyWest
9% Virgin America

Key accomplishments in 2012
SFO made important progress over the past year, with highlights including:

•January – SFO opens the Yoga Room, a first of its kind at an airport

•May – construction begins on new state-of-the-art Air Traffic Control tower

•August – SFO opens a Marine Emergency Response Facility to enhance

safety

•Sept – first ever “airport Hack-a-Thon” with THack to improve travel

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Awards received by SFO in 2012
SFO was proud to be recognized for its efforts during the past year, evidenced by:

•Mar – ARN “Best Overall Concession Program – Large Airports”

•Mar – Fodor’s “Top Seven Airports in the World”

•Apr – SkyTrax “best service staff in North America”; 3rd best airport in the

world

•June – Travel + Leisure “Best Single Social Media Promotion”

•July – Frequent Business Traveler “Best Airport in the Americas”

•November – Airports Going Green Awards for SFO Employee Wellness

Program

•November – Airports Council International “Best Food & Beverage

Program”

New routes launched at SFO in 2012

May – Reagan National Airport (DCA) via United Airlines

June – additional service to Paris (CDG) via XL Airways-France

Aug – Raleigh-Durham (RDU) via United Airlines

Aug – Reagan National Airport (DCA) via Virgin America

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