Today San Francisco International released a report card of sorts for 2012 full of interesting stats.
What surprises you most about these numbers? For me, the biggest surprise is that after five years at SFO (and lots of local love and attention), Virgin America still only has a 9% market share at SFO. United clearly dominates at SFO with nearly 50% market share. Any surprises here for you? Please leave your comments below.
SFO Announces Record Passenger Traffic in 2012
Record of 44.5 million passengers breaks previous milestone
SAN FRANCISCO – February 5, 2013 – The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced an all-time record for passenger traffic in 2012, with a total of 44.5 million passengers traveling through SFO. This surpasses the previous record of 41 million passenger set in 2011, and represents an 8.5% increase in traffic year-over-year.
SFO continued to be a vital source for job creation and contribution to local economies. The airport generated a total of 29,555 direct jobs and $1.7 billion in personal income. SFO also generated $469 million in state and local taxes. Construction projects launched during 2012 continue to add jobs to the area.
SFO offers a wide variety of travel options to passengers, 30 international carriers serving 31 international points, as well as 15 domestic airlines offering nonstop service to 74 cities in the U.S. In the Bay Area, SFO accounts for two-thirds of all domestic flight activity, and continues to serve as the primary international gateway.
Bay Area Market Share (Domestic Flights)
Bay Area Market Share (International Flights)
Airline Market Share at SFO
46% United Airlines
9% Virgin America
8% (tie) Delta, Southwest/AirTran
Total landings by operator
29% United Airlines
28% SkyWest [United]
9% Virgin America
New routes launched at SFO in 2012
• May – Reagan National Airport (DCA) via United Airlines
• June – additional service to Paris (CDG) via XL Airways-France
• Aug – Raleigh-Durham (RDU) via United Airlines
• Aug – Reagan National Airport (DCA) via Virgin America