SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco International Airport will reopen concourse “A” of its International Terminal on Tuesday, September 1, as they expect more foreign airlines will resume flights in the coming weeks, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced on August 17.

Boarding area A has been closed since April 1, due to the number of flights that were cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. The concourse A includes Gates A1 – A15 will  accommodate returning international flights at SFO from September 1. The airport has been dealing with all international flights on a single concourse since the closure, the SFO reported.

Security checkpoint for Gates A1 – A15 and Customs & Border Protection (CBP) facilities for flights arriving at Gates A1 – A15 will also reopen on September 1.

During the closure of Boarding Area A, SFO maintained:

  • Installation of physical distancing signage and clear plastic barriers
  • Repair and repainting of interior surfaces
  • Replacement of lamps with LED lighting for reduced maintenance and energy use
  • Replacement of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) filters
  • Replacement of ceiling tiles where needed
  • Replacement of metal finishes
  • Inspection and repair of doors
  • Inspection and repair of fire alarms and fire sprinklers

According to the SF Gate, Aeromexico, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Philippine Airlines will return from their temporary gates to the concourse A gates along when it reopens.