San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is located in California, US, has opened the next phase of the $2.4bn Harvey Milk Terminal 1.
This new phase features seven new departure gates, which will accommodate both domestic and international flights.
The next Harvey Milk Terminal 1 phase also features a new post-security connector to the international terminal, which will enable passengers to access domestic flights between the two terminals without the need to go through a security checkpoint again.
In addition to a children’s area adjacent to the new departure gates, the new phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 features a museum gallery with rotating exhibitions by SFO Museum.
The phase also includes a new display of exhibit content honouring the life and legacy of Harvey Milk.
Additionally, the terminal features an expanded Recompose Area, which is located post-security check, providing passengers with a relaxing space to gather items after security screening.
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SFO Airport Director Ivar C Satero said: “We are excited to complete the latest phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 on schedule and in time for this summer travel season.
“With this newest addition, we’re taking the airport experience at SFO to a whole new level, using this facility to share the story of Harvey Milk to an even broader audience of global travellers. My thanks go out to the entire project team for this achievement.”
The works for the final phase of the Harvey Milk Terminal 1, which will involve the creation of the north check-in lobby, were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The work has now resumed.
The final phase, which was originally expected to be over by spring 2023, will now conclude as early as spring 2024.