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SFO Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SFO / KSFO
Airport Name: San Francisco International Airport
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 37°37'8"N by 122°22'30"W
Area Served: San Francisco
Operator/Owner: City & County of San Francisco
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 13 feet (4 meters)
# of Runways: 4
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Facts about San Francisco International Airport (SFO):

  • In 1989 a master plan and Environmental Impact Report were prepared to guide development over the next two decades.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has 4 runways.
  • Because of San Francisco International Airport's relatively low elevation of 13 feet, planes can take off or land at San Francisco International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The closest airport to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is Half Moon Bay AirportHalf Moon Bay Flight Strip (HAF), which is located only 10 miles (16 kilometers) SW of SFO.
  • Before the 1930s, airports used a two-byte abbreviation.
  • Terminal 2, formerly known as the "Central Terminal," opened in 1954 as the main airport terminal.
  • For lack of space, the terminal was built on top of the airport's main access road at enormous expense, completing the continuous ring of terminals.
  • The furthest airport from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is Tôlanaro Airport (FTU), which is located 11,365 miles (18,290 kilometers) away in Tôlanaro, Madagascar.
  • San Francisco International Airport handled 44,477,209 passengers last year.
  • Formerly known as the "South Terminal," Terminal 1 has Boarding Area B and Boarding Area C.

Map of Nearest Airports from San Francisco International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from San Francisco International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110.04 miles (16.17 km) SWHalf Moon Bay AirportHalf Moon Bay Flight Strip (HAF)Half Moon Bay, California, United StatesView Half Moon Bay AirportHalf Moon Bay Flight Strip on a map View satellite image of Half Moon Bay AirportHalf Moon Bay Flight Strip Set HAF as destination Airport Get more information about Half Moon Bay AirportHalf Moon Bay Flight Strip
211.01 miles (17.72 km) NEOakland International Airport (OAK)Oakland (near San Francisco), California, United StatesView Oakland International Airport on a map View satellite image of Oakland International Airport Set OAK as destination Airport Get more information about Oakland International Airport
314.13 miles (22.75 km) ENEHayward Executive Airport (HWD)Hayward, California, United StatesView Hayward Executive Airport on a map View satellite image of Hayward Executive Airport Set HWD as destination Airport Get more information about Hayward Executive Airport
417.94 miles (28.87 km) SEPalo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County (PAO)Palo Alto, California, United StatesView Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County on a map View satellite image of Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County Set PAO as destination Airport Get more information about Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County
522.78 miles (36.66 km) SEMoffett Federal Airfield (NUQ)Mountain View, California, United StatesView Moffett Federal Airfield on a map View satellite image of Moffett Federal Airfield Set NUQ as destination Airport Get more information about Moffett Federal Airfield
630.17 miles (48.56 km) SENorman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)San Jose, California, United StatesView Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport on a map View satellite image of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport Set SJC as destination Airport Get more information about Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
730.77 miles (49.52 km) ELivermore Municipal Airport (LVK)Livermore, California, United StatesView Livermore Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Livermore Municipal Airport Set LVK as destination Airport Get more information about Livermore Municipal Airport
830.95 miles (49.81 km) NEBuchanan FieldConcord Army Air Base (CCR)Concord, California, United StatesView Buchanan FieldConcord Army Air Base on a map View satellite image of Buchanan FieldConcord Army Air Base Set CCR as destination Airport Get more information about Buchanan FieldConcord Army Air Base
936.30 miles (58.42 km) ESEReid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County (RHV)San Jose, California, United StatesView Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County on a map View satellite image of Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County Set RHV as destination Airport Get more information about Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County
1037.58 miles (60.47 km) NNWMarin County Airport (NOT)Novato, California, United StatesView Marin County Airport on a map View satellite image of Marin County Airport Set NOT as destination Airport Get more information about Marin County Airport
1141.38 miles (66.60 km) NNapa County Airport (APC)Napa, California, United StatesView Napa County Airport on a map View satellite image of Napa County Airport Set APC as destination Airport Get more information about Napa County Airport
1250.73 miles (81.65 km) NNETravis Air Force Base Fairfield-Suisun Army Airfield (SUU)Fairfield, California, United StatesView Travis Air Force Base Fairfield-Suisun Army Airfield on a map View satellite image of Travis Air Force Base Fairfield-Suisun Army Airfield Set SUU as destination Airport Get more information about Travis Air Force Base Fairfield-Suisun Army Airfield
1357.06 miles (91.83 km) NNENut Tree Airport (VCB)Vacaville, California, United StatesView Nut Tree Airport on a map View satellite image of Nut Tree Airport Set VCB as destination Airport Get more information about Nut Tree Airport
1457.12 miles (91.93 km) SEWatsonville Municipal Airport (WVI)Watsonville, California, United StatesView Watsonville Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Watsonville Municipal Airport Set WVI as destination Airport Get more information about Watsonville Municipal Airport
1564.94 miles (104.51 km) ENEStockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK)Stockton, California, United StatesView Stockton Metropolitan Airport on a map View satellite image of Stockton Metropolitan Airport Set SCK as destination Airport Get more information about Stockton Metropolitan Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from San Francisco International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from San Francisco International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,365.15 miles (18,290.40 km) SETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map View satellite image of Tôlanaro Airport Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
211,303.13 miles (18,190.57 km) SPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map View satellite image of Pierrefonds Airport Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
311,274.07 miles (18,143.82 km) SRoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map View satellite image of Roland Garros Airport Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
411,265.49 miles (18,130.00 km) SEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map View satellite image of Ampanihy Airport Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
511,249.16 miles (18,103.72 km) SSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
611,174.49 miles (17,983.56 km) SSEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map View satellite image of Mananjary Airport Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
711,155.40 miles (17,952.83 km) SSWSir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
811,154.88 miles (17,952.00 km) SSEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map View satellite image of Fianarantsoa Airport Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,066.46 miles (17,809.69 km) SEAndavadoaka Airport (DVD)Andavadoaka, Toliara province, Atsimo-Andrefana region, MadagascarView Andavadoaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Andavadoaka Airport Set DVD as destination Airport Get more information about Andavadoaka Airport
1011,064.08 miles (17,805.87 km) SEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map View satellite image of Manja Airport Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1111,050.09 miles (17,783.36 km) SEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map View satellite image of Morombe Airport Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport
1210,999.69 miles (17,702.25 km) SSEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map View satellite image of Toamasino Airport Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1310,999.37 miles (17,701.72 km) SSEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map View satellite image of Ivato International Airport Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport
1410,990.13 miles (17,686.86 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map View satellite image of Miandrivazo Airport Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport
1510,969.17 miles (17,653.12 km) SEBelo sur Tsiribihina Airport (BMD)Belo sur Tsiribihina, MadagascarView Belo sur Tsiribihina Airport on a map View satellite image of Belo sur Tsiribihina Airport Set BMD as destination Airport Get more information about Belo sur Tsiribihina Airport