San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and United Airlines have unveiled the newly-renovated Terminal 3 East Concourse.
It features a dramatic 53,000 square foot expansion that creates additional circulation space, new concessions, and enhanced amenities for airport guests.
The $253 million renovation, open for passengers on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, is comprised of a concourse connecting Boarding Areas E and F, a consolidated central security checkpoint, three additional aircraft boarding gates, and a new United Club location.
John L. Martin, SFO Airport Director:
“Terminal 3 East is the latest expression of our vision for the guest experience at SFO. This inviting, relaxing space features a fresh take on what we aim to deliver in all of our facilities – thoughtful passenger amenities, concessions representing the San Francisco Bay Area, inspiring public artwork, and environmentally-sustainable design.”
Sandra Pineau-Boddison, United’s senior vice president of customers:
“The latest updates at San Francisco create a truly premium experience for our customers. With the area’s modern design and amenities, San Francisco, the nation’s top trans-Pacific gateway, will continue to offer the traveler-friendly environment our customers expect at one of the country’s most prominent airports.”
New features and amenities
Terminal 3 East features eight new retail and dining outlets, including small businesses based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Free Wi-Fi, 230 power outlets, and 200 USB outlets will allow passengers to stay connected and productive.
Four new art installations, provided through the San Francisco Arts Commission, along with lounge-style seating areas, transform the space into a relaxing, inspiring environment.
Restrooms even feature private changing rooms, an unexpected perk.
New United Club
At just over 6,000 square feet, the newest United Club at San Francisco International Airport will offer a panoramic view of airport operations and a gallery of photos of United’s history.
Comfortable seating can accommodate more than 130 people who will be able to enjoy a complimentary menu with seasonal choices, such as fresh zucchini, yellow squash and cherry tomatoes; hearty butternut squash soup; dressed spinach salad; and a variety of fresh meats and cheeses.
Like remodeled United Club locations in Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, Boston and London, the latest San Francisco location will offer additional work stations and abundant power outlets for customers to work with greater ease and comfort.
Members may also enjoy complimentary beverages and Wi-Fi, as well as premium wines and spirits.
Green Building Design
Renovated through a design-build partnership comprised of Gensler and Hensel-Phelps, the Terminal 3 East facility includes seismic enhancements to the original 400,000 square foot facility, originally built in 1979, and improvements to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and electrical load centers to support anticipated LEED “Gold” certification for environmentally-sustainable facility design.
N.B. Image credit: flysfo.com