SFO to Open T2 in 2011

VIRGIN AMERICA and American Airlines will be able to move into the renovated terminal at San Francisco International Airport next spring.  Work has been underway since August 2008 and when completed T2 will have 14 gates, eight security lanes, 26 check-in desks, self-service check-in kiosks and curbside check-in facilities.
Commenting on the £383 million works Project Manager Ray Quesada said: “There has been no effect on businesses or airport procedures.  The project is actually taking shorter than usual because it is being done as a design-build, which means demolition of the site began while the design was still happening.”
Following the trend adopted by the airport’s international terminal, T2 will feature many locally-based concessions, notably in the ‘food marketplace’ as well as a retail ‘street’ and hydration stations for filling water bottles.  T2 was originally built in 1954 and subsequently renovated in 1984.  It had previously handled international flights for many years but was mothballed when plans for the current terminal were introduced.