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Alaska Airlines Starts Operations at New State-of-the-Art Terminal 1 at SFO

Alaska Airlines has today commenced operations at the new cutting-edge Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport, following a two-year relocation project from Terminal 2.

Alaska Airlines Starts Operations at the New Cutting-Edge Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 – Photo Credit: Ingrid Barrentine/Alaska Airlines

On Wednesday (June 19, 2024), Alaska Airlines announced the start of operations at the new cutting-edge Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) following a two-year relocation project from Terminal 2.  The multi-million dollar state-of-the-art facility reinforces Alaska’s position as the second largest carrier at SFO, with the carrier becoming the largest airline at Harvey Milk Terminal 1.  The new location will also be home to Alaska’s newest and second-largest lounge in their network, which is expected to open in July 2024.  From SFO, Alaska and their partners offer over 130 weekly flights to 18 international destinations.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Vice President – Fleet and Real Estate, Shane Jones, said,

“Our new home in San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 delivers a world class experience that our guests will love while supporting our goals of innovation, sustainability and long-term growth.  We’re excited to make this move for the approximately 5 million passengers we serve at SFO each year and that this positions us for future growth at our largest hub in California.”

Alaska Airlines Starts Operations at SFO's New Harvey Milk Terminal 1 - Photos: Ingrid Barrentine/Alaska Airlines

From today, Alaska will become the first airline at SFO to offer guests the use of automated bag drops to process checked bags.  After entering the lobby, customers will scan their boarding pass at one of Alaska’s bag stations to print their bag tags, before heading to the automated bag drop units, which have been designed to scan and accept checked baggage.  This seamless self-service technology will allow guests to transit the check-in process in mere minutes.  As always, customer service agents will be available for anyone needing extra assistance.

Alaska Airlines SFO Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Fact Sheet - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

Terminal 1 passengers will also enjoy ample seating with power outlets, as well as more gates with shorter taxi times and faster access to runways.  As previously mentioned, guests will be able to relax in Alaska’s brand-new contemporary 11,000 square-foot lounge, with 55 percent more seating, San Francisco-inspired touches, and the carrier’s signature loungers.  Visitors will also appreciate a newly expanded menu with fresh local ingredients, a barista-staffed coffee bar, and complimentary West Coast wine, spirits and craft beers.  The new Harvey Milk Terminal 1 also easily connects to Alaska’s global airline partners, allowing international travelers to seamlessly connect without leaving the terminal to go through security.

The 30 million relocation project is part of Alaska’s larger $3.0 billion investment in infrastructure investment to enhance the guest experience across their West Coast hubs.  At Portland International Airport (PDX), Alaska will be moving into a brand new lobby in August.  The airline's Terminal 6 facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is also undergoing a complete overhaul of the gates, including new carpet, lighting, seating with power outlets and new signage, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.


Source: Alaska Airlines


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