SFO Airport Terminal 1 Construction Begins

June 30, 2016

With the whack of shiny new sledgehammers, airport director John Martin and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee officially launched the $2.4 billion Terminal 1 demo and rebuild yesterday that will last eight years and bring 24 new gates to San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 1.

As the final stage of San Francisco International Airport's $4.1 billion 10-year capital improvement plan, Terminal 1 is being partially demolished to make way for two new boarding areas, a central check-in and security space, new baggage claim and mezzanine areas, and a new Grand Hyatt 350-room hotel.

Terminal 1 is SFO’s oldest facility. Renovation begins with the creation of an interim Boarding Area B to allow ongoing passenger use while construction workers create an entirely new structure.

Earlier this year, renovation to Terminal 3 was completed, Terminal 2 completed in 2011.

Here's the next 8-year construction schedule:

  • September 2016:    Interim Boarding Area B opens with 9 gates
  • December 2018:     New Boarding Area B opens with 9 gates
  • June 2019:              New Boarding Area expands to 17 gates
  • September 2020:    New Boarding Area B reaches full capacity of 24 gates
  • Mid-2024:                Terminal 1 Center, refreshed Boarding Area C complete