SFO Opens New Outdoor Observation Deck

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has opened a unique new amenity to travellers – an outdoor terrace and observation deck, located post-security at the end of the International Terminal, Boarding Area G.

The open-air space affords 180-degree views of the airfield, including some of the largest aircraft serving SFO, such as the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 aircraft.

“Our goal is to create an airport experience second to none, and we’re excited to introduce the first post-security observation deck at SFO,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “This outdoor terrace gives our guests a relaxing oasis within our terminals and invites travellers to rediscover the excitement and magic of air travel.”

The 2,997-sq.-ft. terrace is furnished with wooden chairs, tables and chaise lounges, situated among a creative display of drought-tolerant landscaping. Three bronze sculptures by local artist Woody Othello are also on display. Ten-foot bird-safe glass panels provide wind protection while allowing open views of the skies above.

The terrace will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.