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San Francisco Mayor announces San Francisco International Airport 10-year capital improvement plan

22-May-2013 7:31 AM

US' San Francisco Mayor Edwin M Lee announced (20-May-2013) a USD4.1 billion capital improvement plan for San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The long-term infrastructure plan provides funding for terminal improvements, facility enhancements, and the creation of an on-site luxury hotel, pending environmental approval. The plan is expected to create more than 36,000 jobs over the next 10 years. Mayor Lee said: “SFO’s ten year capital improvement plan ensures that our airport can achieve its goal to create a world-class facility, and continue to be a vital source of job creation in Bay Area. SFO is an engine which helps power our local economies, bring tourism and jobs to the entire region, and this investment in our infrastructure keeps that engine running strong. The approval of the Capital Improvement Plan will ensure that we can elevate the air travel experience for all customers at SFO,” said Airport Director John L Martin. “We will continue to develop our airport to the standard established in terminal 2, offering world-class amenities, locally-sourced concessions, and environmentally sustainable facilities.” Capital improvement projects funded by the plan include renovations to concourse and security checkpoint areas in terminal 3, a full renovation of terminal 1, Boarding Area B, and the creation of a 400-room luxury hotel within the airport grounds, pending environmental approval. The San Francisco International Airport Commission will vote on final approval at its meeting on 21-May-2013. [more - original PR]