San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today opened a unique new amenity to travellers: an outdoor terrace and observation deck, located post-security at the end of the International Terminal, Boarding Area G. The open-air space affords 180-degree views of the airfield, including some of the largest aircraft serving SFO, such as the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 aircraft.
“Our goal is to create an airport experience second to none, and we’re excited to introduce the first post-security observation deck at SFO,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “This outdoor terrace gives our guests a relaxing oasis within our terminals and invites travellers to rediscover the excitement and magic of air travel.”
The 2,997 square foot outdoor terrace is furnished with wooden chairs, tables, and chaise lounges, situated among a creative display of drought-tolerant landscaping. Three bronze sculptures by local artist Woody Othello are sure to delight and inspire guests in the space. Ten-foot bird-safe glass panels provide wind protection while allowing open views of the skies above.
The project is part of a $55 million upgrade to the Airport’s International Terminal facilities. The airport plans to construct a second observation deck, located pre-security in Terminal 2, which is scheduled to open in October 2019. This space will be publicly accessible to anyone, and will not require a boarding pass for travel.
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