Sacramento International Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Sacramento International Airport
nativename =
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type = public
owner = County of Sacramento
operator =
city-served = Sacramento, California
location =
elevation-f = 27
elevation-m = 8.2
coordinates = coord|38|41|44|N|121|35|27|W|type:airport_region:US
website =
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r1-number = 16L/34R
r1-length-f = 8,601
r1-length-m = 2,622
r1-width-f = 150
r1-width-m = 46
r1-surface = Concrete
r2-number = 16R/34L
r2-length-f = 8,600
r2-length-m = 2,621
r2-width-f = 150
r2-width-m = 46
r2-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2006 [ "About Sacramento International Airport"] . [ Sacramento International Airport web site] . Retrieved Sept. 11, 2007.]
stat1-header = Passengers
stat1-data = 10.4 million
stat2-header = Commercial flights/day
stat2-data = > 150
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Sacramento International Airport Airport codes|SMF|KSMF|SMF is a public airport located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of Sacramento, in Sacramento County, California, USA. It is run by Sacramento County. Southwest Airlines currently accounts for about half of all airline passenger traffic.


The airport first opened on October 21, 1967 as Sacramento Metropolitan Airport. In 1998, coinciding with the opening of a new terminal building, it was renamed Sacramento International Airport; though it didn't receive its first international flights until 2002 when Mexicana initiated nonstop service to Guadalajara. The airport was officially designated a port of entry on October 5, 2006. [cite web
last = Turner
first = Melanie
title = Sacramento International named official port of entry
publisher = Sacramento Business Journal
date = October 6, 2006
url =
accessdate = 2008-02-22

Airline Market Share

Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier at Sacramento with 49.8% of total passenger volume during the 2007 calendar year. United Airlines / United Express is the second largest with a market share of 10.9%. Delta Airlines / Delta Connection is the third largest with a market share of 6.4%. US Airways / US Airways Express has 5.7% of the market. [cite web
title = Airline Passengers
publisher = Sacramento County Airport System
month = December | year = 2007
url =
accessdate = 2008-02-22|format=PDF


Sacramento International Airport covers 5,500 acres (22 km²) and has two runways:
* Runway 16L/34R: 8,601 x 150 ft. (2,622 x 46 m), Surface: Concrete
* Runway 16R/34L: 8,600 x 150 ft. (2,621 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt

All indoor public areas feature free public wi-fi (wireless Internet) provided by the Sacramento County Airport System.

Terminal A Restaurants & Retail

Public Area
Cinnabon, Sbarros, Starbucks, Nelson's News and Gifts

Post-SecurityHometown Favorites, Cinnabon, Zia, Saladworks, La Salsa, California Pizza Kitchen, Burger King, Lemongrass, Quizno's, Starbucks, Vino Volo, Massage Bar, Brooks Brothers, butter LONDON, KidZoo, Details, PGA Golf, InMotion, Nelson's Books, Capitol Marketplace, Shoe Shine Palace and more.

Terminal B Restaurants & Retail

Public AreaCNBC Store, Starbucks, Chili's Too, Prospector's Pub

Gordon Biersch, Pyramid Alehouse, Capitol Marketplace and Starbucks (B-2 only, B-1 to arrive soon).

On June 7, 2006, plans were announced to replace the aging Terminal B with a brand new terminal by the year 2012 at a total estimated cost of $1.1 billion. The plan is currently in the environmental review phase and is expected to be approved by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors August 7, 2007. According to the plan, Terminal B will be demolished after all airlines have been phased into new locations in Central Terminal B and existing Terminal A.

Terminals, airlines, and destinations

The following airlines fly to Sacramento International Airport:

Terminal A

*Air Canada
**Air Canada Jazz (Vancouver) [ends October 25] [ [ - What's New - Air Canada reduces fall and winter capacity ] ]
* Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, Salt Lake City)
** Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines (Salt Lake City)
* Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu)
* Southwest Airlines (Burbank, Chicago-Midway, Denver, Kansas City [ends November 2] , Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma)
* US Airways (Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Phoenix)
** US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines (Las Vegas)

Terminal B

Concourse B1

* American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth)
* United Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, Washington-Dulles)
** United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines (Eureka/Arcata, Los Angeles, San Francisco)

Concourse B2

* Alaska Airlines (Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma)
** Horizon Air (Boise, Palm Springs, Portland (OR), San Jose (CA), Santa Barbara [begins November 9] [] , Seattle/Tacoma)
* Continental Airlines (Houston-Intercontinental)
* Frontier Airlines (Denver)
* JetBlue Airways (Long Beach, New York-JFK [seasonal] )
* Mexicana (Guadalajara, Mexico City)
* Northwest Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

International Terminal

Arrivals Only
* Mexicana (see Concourse B2)


* [ Sacramento International Airport] (official site)


External links


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