Sunday, September 6, 2009

San Francisco Airport Car Rental

San Francisco Airport Car RentalSan Francisco International Airport (IATA code SFO) is a major international airport located 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco, California, in the USA. It is adjacent to the cities of Millbrae and San Bruno in San Mateo County. It is often referred to as SFO. The airport has flights to destinations throughout North America and is a major gateway to Europe, Asia, and Australasia.

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Below is some information on the history of San Francisco Airport, sourced from Wikipedia:
San Francisco International Airport is the largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the second busiest airport in the state of California after Los Angeles International Airport. The airport was first opened on May 7, 1927. The land was leased from prominent local landowner Ogden L. Mills, (who in turn had leased it from his grandfather Darius O. Mills) and was named Mills Field Municipal Airport. It remained Mills Field until 1931, when it was renamed San Francisco Municipal Airport. "Municipal" was replaced by "International" in 1955.

Starting in 1935, Pan American World Airways used the facility as the terminal for its "China Clipper" flying boat service across the Pacific Ocean. Domestic flights did not begin en masse, however, until World War II, when Oakland International Airport was taken over by the military and its passenger flights were shifted to San Francisco. The climax of the Steve McQueen movie Bullitt was filmed at the airport.

Airlines using San Francisco International Airport include:
  • AirTran Airways
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Horizon Air
  • Continental Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Air Canada Jazz
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle
  • Midwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aeroméxico
  • Aeroméxico Connect
  • Air France
  • Asiana Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • Mexicana
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas
  • TACA
  • Virgin America
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • WestJet
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Emirates
  • EVA Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Singapore Airlines
  • United Airlines

Video: "Shift does happen." A bumpy landing at San Francisco International Airport aboard Boeing 737 Southwest Airlines -- and a funny commentary from the flight attendant.

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