San Francisco International Airport reports rise in March passenger traffic

6 May 2013 (Last Updated May 6th, 2013 18:30)

San Francisco International Airport in the US reported a 3.4% rise in its passenger traffic to 3.6 million in March 2013.

SAn Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport in the US reported a 3.4% rise in its passenger traffic to 3.6 million in March 2013.

During the month, the airport's international traffic rose 3.3% to 733,337, while domestic passenger traffic reported a 3.6% rise to 2.9 million.

The airport's passenger traffic from Asia and the Middle East increased by 4.8% to 352,049, with traffic from Europe reaching 174,402 up 1.8%

Traffic also increased from Latin America (1.5%), Canada (1.6%) and Australia and Oceania (5.5%) .

Cargo and mail volume at the airport dropped by 13.5% to 28,724t compared to the corresponding period in 2012.

Aircraft movements at San Francisco Airport increased by 0.7% to 34,342 over March 2012.

"Aircraft movements at San Francisco Airport increased by 0.7% to 34,342 over March 2012."

The Airport Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has recently awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide construction management support services for a series of runway safety area (RSA) enhancements at the airport.

Expected to cost around $200m, the RSA improvement programme forms part of the US Government's initiative to bring all commercial RSAs up to comply with the current safety standards.

As part of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in autumn of 2015, Parsons Brinckerhoff will provide construction services, including field oversight of construction contractors, engineering support, constructability reviews, field testing and inspection, and project controls, such as scheduling, cost estimating and reporting.

The programme also aims to cut down flight delays during adverse weather conditions and trimming down the impact noise of aircraft operations, while accommodating larger aircraft.


Image: San Francisco International Airport's international passenger traffic rose 3.3% to 733,337 during March 2013.