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SFO Opens Seven New Gates in Harvey Milk Terminal

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this week opened the next phase of the $2.4 billion Harvey Milk Terminal 1, a new section with seven new departure gates, a connector to the International Terminal, a new museum gallery, and a new display of exhibit content honoring the life and legacy of Harvey Milk.

The passenger walkway, located post-security, connects Harvey Milk Terminal 1 to the International Terminal, Boarding Area A, enabling passengers to seamlessly connect to domestic flights between the two terminals without having to go through a security checkpoint again.

An expanded Recompose Area is located post-security, providing travelers a relaxing space immediately following the security screening process to gather items and focus on the next phase of the journey, while a Children’s Area adjacent to the departure gates provides kids a fun place to spend time prior to a flight.

The museum gallery features rotating exhibitions by SFO Museum, while the display of content from the exhibit Harvey Milk: Messenger of Hope, which features historic images that provide a glimpse into Milk’s life, including his activism and ascendance as a political leader in San Francisco.

“We are excited to complete the latest phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, on schedule and in time for this summer travel season,” said SFO Director Ivar C. Satero. “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 travelers. My thanks go out to the entire project team for this achievement.”

The final phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, which will create a new north check-in lobby, was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but has now resumed. Originally scheduled for completion in spring 2023, this final phase will now be completed as early as spring 2024.