San Francisco International Airport Code

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) first opened on May 7, 1927, under the name Mills Field Municipal Airport. It was named after Major General Frederick Funston, who had been a hero of the Spanish-American War and was also a resident of San Francisco. The airport originally consisted of two runways and a small terminal building, which was used for both arrivals and departures. In 1933, the Works Progress Administration funded an expansion project that added additional runways and hangars to the airport.

In 1939, SFO became the first major international airport in the United States when it started offering flights to Honolulu. During World War II, SFO served as an important military transport link for troops going overseas. After the war ended in 1945, passenger traffic at SFO increased significantly as airlines began offering more direct flights between cities around the world.

In 1954, SFO underwent its first major renovation project which included a new main terminal building with a modern air traffic control tower and radar system. This allowed for greater efficiency in managing air traffic at the

SFO is the abbreviation code for San Francisco International Airport. According to Abbreviation Finder, SFO can also mean:

  1. Sample Frequency Offset
  2. San Francisco
  3. San Francisco Office (Department Of Energy)
  4. San Francisco, CA, USA – San Francisco International Airport
  5. Satellite Field Office
  6. Scholarship Funding Organization
  7. Sector Field Office
  8. Secular Franciscan Order
  9. Senior Fire Officer
  10. Senior First Officer
  11. Serious Fraud Office
  12. Sex for One
  13. Signal Flow Optimization
  14. Simulated Flame-Out

San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)

The San Francisco International Airport is one of the most important commercial airports in the US state of California and is an important operating base for the scheduled airlines United Airlines and Virgin America. It is also the largest in the San Francisco Bay Area, which also includes the Oakland and San Jose airports.

  • URL: San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)
  • Time zone: GMT -8
  • Service phone: +1 650 821- 8211 / +1 800 435-9736
  • Address: San Francisco International Airport, PO Box 8097, San Francisco, CA 94128-8097, USA
  • Operator: San Francisco Airports Commission
  • Parking spaces: yes, subject to a charge; Short-term and long-term parking spaces, parking garages
  • Nearby cities: San Francisco (18 km), Oakland CA (23 km), Hayward (27 km), Berkeley (30 km), Richmond (35 km), Fremont (35 km), Sunnyvale (41 km), Santa Clara ( 47 km), Concord (50 km), San Jose (53 km)
  • Transportation: US-Hghway Route 101, Interstate I-380
  • Train connections: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station at the terminal (express train with train station at the airport)
  • Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (14.59%), Tuesday (13.77%), Wednesday (14.65%), Thursday (14.23%), Friday (14.82%), Saturday (13.27%), Sunday (14.68%)
  • other spellings: SF, San Francisco-Int’l Airport-SA, San Franzisko, SF, Frisco, Сан-Франциско, Σαν Φρανσίσκο, سان‌فرانسیسکو, 샌프란시스코, सैन फ्रांसिस्को, סן 旧金山 פ, סק, サ ン フ三藩市, সান ফ্রান্সিস্কো, سان فرانسيسكو, სან-ფრანცისკო, Սան – Ֆրանցիսկո, శాన్ ఫ్రాన్సిస్కో, சான் பிரான்சிஸ்கோ

Most popular destinations from San Francisco International Airport, CA (flights per week)

  1. Los Angeles International Airport, CA (377, 6.97%)
  2. Seattle – Tacoma International Airport, WA (247, 4.57%)
  3. Las Vegas – McCarran International Airport, NV (193, 3.57%)
  4. San Diego – Lindberg Field International, CA (176, 3.26%)
  5. New York – John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (175, 3.24%)
  6. Denver International Airport, CO (174, 3.22%)
  7. New York – Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ (172, 3.18%)
  8. Portland International Airport, Oregon (143, 2.64%)
  9. Boston Logan International Airport, MA (132, 2.44%)
  10. Phoenix – Sky Harbor International Airport (124, 2.29%)
  11. Other (64.62%)

Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)

  1. Air New Zealand (3224, 10.25%)
  2. United Airlines (2844, 9.05%)
  3. Air Canada (2103, 6.69%)
  4. Southwest Airlines (1208, 3.84%)
  5. Qantas Airways (990, 3.15%)
  6. Lufthansa (951, 3.02%)
  7. Copa Airlines (890, 2.83%)
  8. Alaska Airlines (840, 2.67%)
  9. Singapore Airlines (822, 2.61%)
  10. Virgin Atlantic Airways (674, 2.14%)
  11. Other (53.75%)

The airport, which has been in operation since 1927, is located approx. 22 kilometers south of downtown San Francisco, on an artificially created area in the San Francisco Bay, not far from the neighboring communities of San Bruno and Millbrae.

The terminal area can be reached via US Highway # 101 and Interstate # 380. Various express trains of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) run between the airport and various stops in the Bay Area. You can find out the current departure times on site. Furthermore, from the nearby Millbrae station, the local trains of the Caltrain run south through the “Silicon Valley”, for example to San Mateo, Palo Alto or Mountain View. The remaining communities in the Bay Area that are not developed by BART or Caltrain are served by SamTrans.