San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has opened the next phase of its US$2.4bn project, the Harvey Milk Terminal 1. The latest section to open includes seven new departure gates, a post-security connector to the International Terminal, a museum gallery, and a display exhibit honoring 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 travelers. My thanks go out to the entire project team for this achievement.”
The seven departure gates can be used for international and domestic flights, thanks to a connection to customs facilities and a passenger walkway that connects the new Terminal 1 to the International Terminal. Additional space has also been created post security to allow passengers more time to gather their possessions, while a children’s area has been added near the new departure gates.
The final phase of the Terminal 1 development, 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 in spring 2024.