SFO Terminal 1, home to Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and a few legacy US (AA) gates, will break ground on a $2.4B renovation on June 29th. The San Francisco Business Times reports that the terminal will be partly demolished to clear space for two new boarding areas, a central check-in and security space, a new baggage claim, and a mezzanine connection to the AirTrain and parking. From SFO:
SFO is redeveloping Terminal 1 (T1), one of its oldest terminals, to meet the needs of modern travelers and revolutionize the guest experience. T1 was built in the early 1960s and over time has become less able to accommodate the millions of passengers that it handles each year. When fully completed in 2024, T1 will elevate SFO’s standard of providing a world-class, environmentally friendly travel experience and is expected to meet or exceed the award-winning standards of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 Boarding Area E. T1 is anticipated, at minimum, to receive an environmental LEED Gold certification.
The $2.4 billion project includes:
- design and construction of T1’s north, south and central areas
- a new Boarding Area B (B/A B) with improved passenger circulation and access to its 24 gates, new passenger loading bridges and new concessions
- a refreshed Boarding Area C
- a new central area with improved spaces for passenger check-in, a consolidated security checkpoint, a re-composure area, a new common use Baggage Handling System and baggage claims and a new mezzanine with connections to the AirTrain and the Central Parking Garage.
A number of interim projects will take place to make room for the new T1 and B/A B including the construction of a temporary B/A B which utilizes a portion of the existing facility. As a result, some airlines, concessions and operational facilities will be relocated.