Passenger Traffic Record for SFO

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced an all-time record for passenger traffic, handling 44.5 million passengers in 2012.  This represents an 8.5% increase on 2011, which set the previous record of 41 million.
According to its report, SFO generated 29,555 direct jobs and $1.7 billion in personal income, as well as $469 million in state and local taxes.  Construction on the new air traffic control tower began in May last year, also aiding job creation in the area.
SFO made “important progress” in 2012, included opening the ‘Yoga Room’, the first of its kind at an airport.  It opened a Marine Emergency Response Facility in August and held the first ever ‘airport Hack-a-thon’ with THack to improve travel websites.
New routes launched last year include Reagan National Airport and Raleigh-Durham, with additional services introduced to Paris.
(Image:  SFO)