San Francisco USA San Francisco international airport
San Francisco International Airport is located 13 miles (21 km) south of San Francisco. The airport has flights to both Americas and is a major gateway to Europe, Asia and Australia. According to 2005 data it is the fourteenest largest airport in the United States and twenty-third to the world for passenger flights. It was built in 1927 and since then experienced periods of prosperity and decay, in dot-com boom times being the sixth world airport, but falling out from the top twenty as the boom abated. It disposes of three terminals and the newest International Terminal, opened in 2001, a state-of-the-art facility for intercontinental flights.
The airport has extensive set of passenger services, shopping, baggage storage, public showers, a medical clinic, and assistance for lost or stranded travelers and military personnel. The airport hosts the Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library, and both permanent and temporary art exhibitions in several places in the terminals. Public Wi-Fi is available throughout most of the terminal area. The airport was the first to implement a Fly Quiet Program which grades individual air carriers on their performance on noise abatement procedures while flying in and out of the airport. It also participated in residential area noise abatement program.
The BART railway connects it with the city and suburbs. Caltrain Commuter Rail provides rail service between San Francisco and San Jose. SamTrans Public Bus Service ensures 24-hour service connecting SFO to San Mateo County and parts of San Francisco and Palo Alto. Taxi service is the most convenient way to get to any location, and the airport is well served.