Airport Fact Sheet San Francisco International Airport - United Hub
San Francisco
International Airport

Airport fact sheet

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 290 daily flights out of SFO:

United Mainline United Regional
191 99
International service

United serves 36 daily nonstop flights to 30 international destinations from SFO:

  • Nonstop flights to nine cities in Europe and the Middle East
  • Nonstop flights to 14 destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • Nonstop flights to four destinations across Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Nonstop flights to three destinations in Canada
Domestic service

United operates 254 daily flights to 83 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 Average daily
12.6M 34,300
Approximate total in San Francisco area:
United ClubSM

Four United Clubs located in Terminal 3 and the International Terminal.

United Polaris®

One United Polaris lounge following security screening in Terminal 3, near G Gates

United Arrival LoungeSM

One United Arrivals lounge located in Terminal 3.

Select community partners
  • San Francisco Opera
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco
  • California Academy of Sciences
Sports sponsorships
  • 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.