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Alaska Airlines unveils new state-of-the-art location at San Francisco International Harvey Milk Terminal 1


Alaska Airlines has completed a significant $30 million relocation to San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1, promising an enhanced guest experience with new amenities like automated bag drops and a spacious Lounge set to open next month.

Alaska Airlines began welcoming guests to a new and cutting-edge space in San Francisco International Harvey Milk Terminal 1 following a two-year relocation project from Terminal 2. This multimillion-dollar investment allows us to deliver a premium and enhanced guest experience at SFO as the largest carrier at Harvey Milk Terminal 1.

New location will soon be home to the newest and second-largest Lounge in its network and reflects Airline’s continued commitment to the care and comfort of its guests. It’ll be officially open the Lounge next month and complete airline’s transition to Harvey Milk Terminal 1.

With this move, Alaska Airlines is now also closer to our fellow oneworld Alliance members and additional global partners and can provide guests with seamless connectivity to their next domestic or international flight. From SFO, Alaska and its partners offer over 130 weekly flights to 18 international destinations.

San Francisco International Harvey Milk Terminal 1

San Francisco International Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Airline is excited to debut technology that supports our long-term goal of reducing congestion and long lines in its lobby. Starting today, Alaska becomes the first airline at SFO to offer travelers the use of automated bag drops to process checked bags. As soon as guests enter the lobby, they’ll scan their boarding pass at our bag tag stations to print their bag tags. They’ll then head to automated bag drop units, which are designed to scan and accept checked baggage.

This innovative and seamless self-service technology, introduced in the heart of Silicon Valley, will get guests through the check-in process within minutes.

Alaska Airlines put a lot of thought into every step of the guest journey, including installing plenty of seating with power outlets for charging devices before take-off. They also now have access to more gates for more flying to guests’ favorite destinations – with shorter taxi times and faster access to the runways to save time and burn less fuel.

Starting in July, guests will be able to relax in its brand-new Lounge for the ultimate travel experience. The contemporary space will be 11,000 square feet (twice the area of a basketball court) with 55% more seating, including signature Loungers for kicking back and San Francisco-inspired touches throughout. Airlines will offer an expanded menu made with fresh local ingredients, a barista-staffed coffee bar and complimentary West Coast wine, spirits and craft brews.

For guests planning their next international trip, the new location at Harvey Milk Terminal 1 easily connects us to its global airline partners without leaving the terminal to get through security.

The two-year, $30 million relocation project to Harvey Milk Terminal 1 is part of airline’s larger $3 billion investment in infrastructure to enhance the guest experience at its major hubs along the West Coast. At Portland International Airport, it’ll be moving into the brand new, bolder and brighter lobby in August. At Los Angeles International Airport, a complete overhaul of the gates, including new carpet, lighting, seating with power outlets and signage will be complete by the end of July at Terminal 6 where Alaska is the primary airline.

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