Showing posts with label San Francisco International Airport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label San Francisco International Airport. Show all posts

22 March, 2024

STARLUX Airlines expands San Francisco-Taipei route to daily service

Taiwan-based luxury carrier STARLUX Airlines announced that its second trans-Pacific route between San Francisco and Taipei, launched on December 16, will increase from thrice weekly to daily from this week.

Daily flights to San Francisco

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) route will now observe this weekly schedule.




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*Note: Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice.

“Given the current passenger demand, we’re excited to increase the frequency of our SFO-TPE route, solidifying our commitment to continued expansion in the US market. Daily service, which starts March 20, will allow passengers to travel comfortably and conveniently to and from major cities in North America and Asia, with an easy transfer in Taipei,” said STARLUX CEO Glenn Chai. “Connecting through Taipei is an incredibly effective way to fly almost anywhere throughout Asia.”

The San Francisco-Taipei service, operated on a next-generation A350, offers a premium onboard experience in four cabins: First (4 seats), business class (26 seats), premium economy (36 seats) and economy (240 seats). From first class to economy, STARLUX assures a top-tier service from earth-toned interiors to award-winning crew attire to curated in-cabin aromatherapy and Michelin-rated meals.

First and business travelers have a private space with a sliding door and seats with full-flat and Zero G mode for full relaxation. The extra-legroom premium economy section features a 40-inch RECARO seat pitch with leg rest and footrest bar. Economy class seats are built for utmost comfort, with leather headrest and wide seat pitch. And all guests have seatback entertainment featuring 4K personal large screens.

The flights provide exquisite dining including Taiwanese signature dishes and amenities prepared for all-class passengers to enjoy an at-home experience in the air. To bring greater individuality to their air travel experience, passengers can pre-order meals online so they can enjoy the meal they want.

Founded on the philosophy that luxury should be available to everyone, not just the elite, STARLUX is a boutique international airline that prioritizes safety and offers unparalleled service with the goal of making flying a truly luxurious and unforgettable experience. The airline’s impressive growth reflects this.

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01 September, 2021

Alaska Airlines opens new San Francisco lounge

Alaska Airlines unveils its brand-new Lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this week. With sights of the city and runway throughout the 9,200 square feet of Bay-Area inspired amenities, visitors will experience the best of the Bay at every turn.

"After much anticipation, we're thrilled to give our guests a place to work, relax, unwind and enjoy some of the best of what the Golden City has to offer when they travel through SFO on Alaska or a oneworld partner," said Sangita Woerner, senior vice president of marketing and guest experience at Alaska Airlines. "Hands down Alaska offers the single best value of any airport lounge membership in the country. Our eight lounges redefine the guest experience and offer a calm oasis for every type of traveler including kid-friendly spaces, peaceful nooks, local wine or beer and tasty, locally sourced bites."

Flyers will discover a variety of welcoming experiences in the new Lounge -- with a range of approachable spaces and amenities throughout, each guest will find a place they feel at home.

Those looking for a refreshing beverage will enjoy a full bar featuring complimentary Bay Area craft brews on tap, wines from local vineyards, and an espresso bar staffed by a trained barista. Guests with a sweet tooth can choose from a wide selection of favorites like made-to-order pancakes or dig into locally-based, mouthwatering sweet treats at the candy bar including Ghirardelli chocolates, Jelly Belly jelly beans and custom travel-themed cookies by Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory—a third-generation family business we are proud to support. Still hungry? Treat yourself to fresh meals at the bistro or belly up to the new sourdough toast cart, featuring San Francisco's famous sourdough from The Acme Bread Co.

Craving more? Dive in for a closer look on the blog: New SFO Lounge celebrates local flavor and flare.

01 June, 2021

In-Terminal rapid COVID testing site opens at San Francisco International Airport

 The San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
announced its in-terminal rapid COVID testing site, the first of its kind in the United States, has expanded to offer more types of tests while lowering prices. Effective today, the testing site, operated by Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, will offer a rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, the most widely accepted testing method, with results available in about 45 minutes. This new testing option will be available for $275. The site will also continue to offer the rapid Nucleic Acid Amplification Test, with results in about 15 minutes, at a new lower price of $225.

“We continue to expand the COVID testing options available to travellers at SFO,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “With this move, we’re giving travellers another choice for in-terminal rapid testing, while lowering prices. We firmly believe pre-flight testing will continue to play an important role in the recovery of air travel, and we thank the Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care team for their ongoing support of this effort.” 

David Tep, Regional President, West Coast, GoHealth Urgent Care, said, “We are thrilled to enhance our partnership with SFO, where we launched the first on-site, rapid COVID-19 airport testing program in the United States last year. By providing both Rapid PCR and Rapid Molecular testing options, we will support even more travellers at SFO by delivering convenient, fast, and accurate results that meet the testing requirements of any destination.”

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San Francisco Airport opens the latest phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1

The San Francisco International Airport has opened the next phase of the $2.4 billion Harvey Milk Terminal 1, which includes seven new departure gates, a new post-security connector to the International Terminal, a new museum gallery, and a new display of exhibit content honouring the life and legacy of Harvey Milk.

“We are excited to complete the latest phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, on schedule and in time for this summer travel season,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “With this newest addition, we’re taking the airport experience at SFO to a whole new level, using this facility to share the story of Harvey Milk to an even broader audience of global travellers. My thanks go out to the entire project team for this achievement.”

This latest phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 features the following:

Seven new departure gates, capable of accommodating domestic or international flights, thanks to a corridor connecting to the Customs facility. International flights are expected to begin using the gates this fall.
A passenger walkway, located post-security, connecting Harvey Milk Terminal 1 to the International Terminal, Boarding Area A, allowing passengers to seamlessly connect to domestic flights between the two terminals without having to go through a security checkpoint again.
An expanded Recompose Area located post-security, providing travelers a relaxing space immediately following the security screening process to gather items and focus on the next phase of the journey.
A Children’s Area adjacent to the new departure gates, providing kids a fun place to spend time prior to boarding a flight.
A new museum gallery featuring rotating exhibitions by SFO Museum. The first exhibition features flight attendant uniforms from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
A new display of content from the exhibit Harvey Milk: Messenger of Hope, which features historic images that provide a glimpse into Milk’s life, including his activism and ascendance as a political leader in San Francisco, his tragic assassination, and his legacy of advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion that lives on today. This new display is featured on a new temporary construction wall located immediately after the security checkpoint, allowing all passengers who have completed security screening to experience the exhibit.
This autumn, a second location of content from this exhibit will open in the passenger walkway connecting Harvey Milk Terminal 1 to the customs area of the International Terminal Boarding Area A. This long-term exhibit will house nearly all the large-scale content originally displayed on the temporary construction wall.
The final phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, which will create a new North check-in lobby, was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but has now resumed. Originally scheduled for completion in spring 2023, this final phase will now be completed as early as spring 2024.

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13 April, 2021

San Francisco airport pushes even further with its green credentials - banning the sale of anything in single use plastic either from stores or refreshment concessions.

It'll become even harder to get a drink at San Francisco Airport, if you don't take your own mug or bottle as the management extends its plastic-free policy to include any plastic bottles. From now on, sodas, teas, coffees, juices must be sold in recyclable aluminium, glass or BPI-certified compostable bottles.

The airport was one of the first in the world to prohibit the provision or sale of single-use water bottles in plastic or aseptic paper packaging back in August 2019. This policy has now been expanded to prohibit the sale of any beverages, including sodas, teas, and juices in plastic or aseptic paper packaging.

The airport has sent airport retailers a guide of what it can use, at extra cost, in place of plastic bottles as well as installing '100 hydration stations; across the airport for passenger use. At the same time, the number of food positioning reports with connection to the airport has also increased according to local media.

"This is a significant moment in our goal to achieve zero waste going into landfill," said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. "We took a very important first step two years ago, and today we take the next step towards a plastic-free future. Throughout this journey, it has been our SFO business community which ensures our success, and we thank our partners for having the courage to be leaders in our industry."

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08 April, 2021

Alaska Airlines to open new exec lounge at San Francisco International Airport this summer 2021.

Alaska Airlines guests will have the opportunity to relax in the new Alaska Lounge at San Francisco International Airport by late summer, as the airline announces updated plans for Bay Area travellers. Under this new plan, Alaska will move into the former American Airlines Admirals Club space in Terminal 2, enabling the airline to open a new lounge just as guests start to return to travel.

"We're always looking for ways to be more responsive to our guests and offer amenities that make travel more relaxing. SFO has been the top-requested Alaska Lounge location by our guests for years," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska Airlines' senior vice president of marketing and guest experience. "So many people are dreaming of travel this year, so we want to open up our newest Alaska Lounge as quickly and efficiently as possible – and renovating this space in Terminal 2 allows us to do that."   

The announcement comes as Alaska Airlines continues to expand its presence in the Bay Area. Alaska now operates more than 80 daily flights out of the Bay Area (including SFO, San Jose and Oakland) and has more than 1,700 Bay Area-based employees. In June, Alaska will begin service to Anchorage and Bozeman, Montana, from SFO. Other recent service announcements include:

Recently resumed service to Honolulu and Maui from SFO as of April 4
Resumed service to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta from SJC in early April
New service to Missoula, Mont., from SJC starting in May

11 July, 2020

Neste delivers sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport

Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, has delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) via pipeline, where it will be used by major airlines committed to reducing carbon emissions. 

Neste is the first company to deliver sustainable aviation fuel, under its brand name Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel™, to SFO using existing multi-product pipeline infrastructure. The same pipelines are originally designed to carry fossil fuels and other oil products.

“This is a major milestone in our goal to make San Francisco International Airport a hub for the use of sustainable aviation fuel in our pursuit of carbon neutrality,” says SFO Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “By focusing on the entire supply chain process, achievements like this one have the power to transform the landscape of our entire industry. I am grateful for our partnership with Neste to make this climate quantum leap a reality.”

14 February, 2020

San Francisco's romantic Sky Terrace

During the Golden Age of travel, romantic couples and parents looking for a cost effective kids' activity would visit their local airport's observation deck to take in the "big birds." Today, selfie-lovers are reinventing the observation deck. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the world's most romantic airport, opens the new Sky Terrace on February 14 to welcome Valentines from around the world.

The Sky Terrace offers unobstructed views of the intersection of all four runways, allowing for much more plane spotting, with both aircraft takeoffs and landings clearly visible.

Built at the top of the former airport Control Tower, the Sky Terrace is open to the public (no plane ticket required), and includes a SFO Museum exhibit about the history and architecture of the 1954 terminal that once existed in the same area. Guests are welcome to bring food, and by June 2020 a cafรฉ will be added to the space.

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11 July, 2019

British Airways unveils new lounge in San Francisco

British Airways unveils its new lounge in San Francisco, the third US lounge to benefit from the airline’s investment plan for its customers, following the recent opening of its First and Club lounge at New York JFK’s Terminal 7.

The new contemporary lounge is spread across 665 square metres with fantastic views of the runway, thanks to floor to ceiling glass windows that run along the side of the lounge letting natural light flow in.

The airline has created a number of zones throughout the lounge to cater to its customers' needs.  For those wanting to unwind ahead of their flight, they can do so at the beautifully crafted granite feature bar, that forms the centrepiece of the lounge. Customers wishing to catch up on some work ahead of their flight will be able to use a new study area with wireless printing facilities.

26 April, 2018

United Airlines Unveils United Polaris Lounge at San Francisco International Airport

Beginning 30th April customers travelling in United Polaris, the airline's international premium cabin travel experience, will be able to relax and dine prior to their travels or refresh upon arrival in the new United Polaris lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) conveniently located in the International Terminal near Gate G92.

Thoughtful California touches are incorporated into the lounge's look as well as the food and beverages so that customers – visiting us from all over the globe – get a glimpse into the Bay Area's unique aesthetic.

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