San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), United's premier gateway to the Pacific, is a world-class airport. Serving approximately 56 million domestic and international passengers in 2017. SFO is among the 10 largest airports in the U.S. and one of the world’s 25 busiest airports. SFO is also the largest airport in the Bay area and the second busiest in California. SFO has received local, national and global recognition for its achievements, including the SkyTrax Passengers’ 2018 Passengers' Choice Award for best customer service in North America and the 2017 California Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for sustainability, the state's highest environmental award. In April, United opened its Polaris lounge in SFO's International Terminal G.

Average daily flights

United, together with United Express,® operates 286 daily flights out of SFO:

  • United Mainline – 196
  • United Regional – 90

International service

United serves 31 daily nonstop flights to 26 international destinations from SFO:

  • Nonstop flights to six cities in Europe and the Middle East
  • Nonstop flights to 13 destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • Nonstop flights to four destinations across Mexco, Latin America and the Caribbean 
  • Nonstop flights to three destinations in Canada

Domestic service

United operates 326 daily flights to 79 airports across the United States from SFO, including frequent daily service to top business travel markets in Newark/New York, Chicago, Houston and Denver.

Enplaned passengers

  • Annual – 11.9 million
  • Average daily – 32,700


Approximate total in San Francisco area – 12,340

United ClubSM

Two United Clubs located in Terminal 3 and  on in the International Terminal

United Global First Lounge

One lounge located in the international terminal

One United Arrivals lounge located in terminal 3

Select community partners

  • San Francisco Opera
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco

Sports sponsorship

  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Golden State Warriors

General airport amenities

More than 60 food and beverage shops, automated teller machines in each terminal, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout all terminals, travelers’ workstations located throughout all terminals, and a full-service medical clinic in the International Terminal.