San Francisco International Airport is a major international airport located 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco, California, United States, adjacent to the cities of Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County. It is often referred to as SFO. The airport has flights to destinations throughout North America and is a major gateway to Europe, Asia, and Australasia.
It is the largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the second busiest airport in the state of California after Los Angeles International Airport. As of 2009, San Francisco International Airport is the tenth busiest in the United States and the twentieth largest airport in the world, in terms of passengers.
It is a major hub of United Airlines. Following United's merger with Continental Airlines, the airport will be the sixth largest hub for United. It is Virgin America's principal base of operations. It is the sole maintenance hub of United Airlines.
SFO has numerous passenger amenities, including a wide range of food and drink establishments, shopping, baggage storage, public showers, a medical clinic, and assistance for lost or stranded travelers and military personnel.
The airport hosts the Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library, and both permanent and temporary art exhibitions in several places in the terminals.
Free Wi-Fi is available to the public throughout most of the terminal area.
Facts about flying to San Francisco
It takes approximately 10 hours 55 minutes to fly to San Francisco from the UK.
The IATA airport code for San Francisco Airport is SFO. This will appear on your ticket.
The average temperature of San Francisco in May is 20°C.
Airlines that fly to San Francisco include British Airways, bmi, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, AA - and you can book them all at discounted prices with us.