San Francisco International Airport Remodels Terminal Two into New Domestic Hub
Completion Date: Spring 2011
The remodeling of San Francisco International Airport’s former international terminal (Terminal Two) into a new domestic terminal is underway.
Vacant since 2000 when international carriers moved into the new international terminal, the old terminal remodeling plans were spurred by an eight percent increase in air traffic from June 2007 to June 2008, a result of a steady growth in international traffic and the start-up of three new domestic carriers: Virgin America Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines.
The $383 million, 587,000-square-foot project will transform the structure from a 10-gate wide-body facility into a 13 narrow-body and single wide-body configuration for domestic airlines. The terminal will apply for LEED certification, with features such as the re-use of most of the existing structure, expanded use of pre-conditioned air and 400 Hz ground power at all gates to reduce jet fuel emissions, use of natural lighting, aggressive recycling policies for all tenants and many other efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. SFO’s Domestic Terminal 2 will be home to San Francisco-based Virgin America and American Airlines (relocating from Terminal 3). Plans also call for a spa, two children’s play areas, restaurant and retail space. The terminal is designed by Gensler Architects and Michael Willis Architects. For information visit www.flysfo.com.