American Airlines have announced that they
plan to relocate to Terminal 2 at San Francisco’s International Airport from spring
The relocation will provide 14 ticket
counters and 20 self-service terminals, in addition passengers will be able to
enjoy free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the entire terminal.
The full media release from American Airlines
can be read below:
Airlines Will Relocate to Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport
Environmentally-Friendly Admirals Club Lounge as Part of Relocation
American Airlines, which has
served the San Francisco market for more than 60 years, will relocate its
operations to San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) new Terminal 2 in
spring 2011 from its current location in Terminal 3. In conjunction with the
terminal move, American will construct a brand-new Admirals Club lounge for
customers to enjoy before, between or after flights. American’s Admirals Club
will be the only airport lounge in Terminal 2.
In the new terminal, American
will have 14 ticket counter positions and 20 self-service machines to offer a
smooth check-in for its more than 30 daily departures at SFO. Unique in its
design and amenities, the approximately 575,000 square foot terminal will boast
six security screening lanes, free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, more
comfortable lounge areas with ample electrical outlets, plus 12 restaurants and
nine retail stores, including a gourmet market with a wine bar and spa.
Once the terminal is completed,
it is expected to receive Silver LEED™ Certification under the U.S. Green
Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designs (LEED)
program. In addition, major works of art will decorate the environmentally – friendly
terminal. Customers will be able to use mobile boarding passes, as well as
preferential parking for hybrid cars, and quick access to BART, the Bay Area’s
public transportation system.
“We are pleased to relocate
into a brand-new space that is both functional for our customers and employees,
and is environmentally friendly in its design,” said Tom Del Valle,
American’s Senior Vice President – Airport Services. “The LEED-certified
terminal will allow us to provide exceptional customer service while reducing
our environmental impact.”
American’s new Admirals Club
lounge is also expected to be a Silver LEED-certified space and will showcase
the welcoming theme of Northern California through its design elements.
“We look forward to sharing a space that will embody the essence of San
Francisco, while simultaneously offering our loyal customers the amenities and
premium service they value,” said Nancy Knipp, President – Admirals Club
for American Airlines. “The construction of this club is an exciting venture
which will allow us to update our facilities and provide state-of-the-art
amenities in an enhanced surrounding.”
Located in Boarding Area D, just
beyond the security checkpoint, the Terminal 2 Admirals Club will span more
than 9,000 square feet and offer seating for up to 165 guests. Upgraded
amenities will include a multi-functional business center with HP PCs, a
walk-up cyber cafe with HP TouchSmart computers and complimentary high-speed
Internet, a TV lounge with flat-panel TVs and private spa-like showers.
The SFO Admirals Club operates
daily from 5 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Prices for new, annual Admirals Club
memberships are based on the level of American AAdvantage®
membership and range from $350 or 50,000 AAdvantage miles for a new Executive
Platinum membership to $500 or 80,000 miles for a regular membership.
One-day passes are available for $50 and may be purchased online, at
self-service check-in machines, or any Admirals Club location.
American operates more than 40
Admirals Clubs, five Flagship Lounges and one Arrivals Lounge in airports
throughout the world. For more information on Admirals Club lounges, including
Admirals Club membership and one-day passes, log on to www.aa.com/admiralsclub.