San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has announced that starting in June it will be resuming limited flights with some international airlines partners.
In a press release Tuesday, SFO says that three airliners will be returning service internationally. However, all travel advisories, restrictions on entry, and arrival screening procedures will remain in effect through the limited operation. This includes advanced screenings in 13 select airports,SFO being one of them, to citizens who have traveled to certain European countries at any point in the 14 days before their scheduled arrival to the United States. Self quarantine for two weeks upon arrival of their final destination will also be required of those arrivals.
SFO expects the following service to resume in June:
- All Nippon Airways (ANA) plans to begin operating three flights per week to Tokyo-Narita on June 1st
- Swiss International Air Lines plans to begin operating one weekly flight to Zurich on June 1st
- Lufthansa plans to begin operating three flights per week to Munich on June 16th.
With 42 international flights scheduled in May and 220 in June, this will more than quintuples the amount of international flights at SFO. The same airport that has not seen a single flight to Europe since April 1.
Today President Trump concurrently announced he has allocated $700 million in funds to support transit systems in the Bay Area including SFO, MUNI, and BART.
I am proud to announce the San Francisco Bay Area will receive over $700M in federal funds to support continued operations and support workers at @flySFO Intl Airport and for transit on @sfmta_muni & @SFBart. This money will aid in economic recovery!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2020
Trump has also allocated similar funds to Seattle, Portland, and Washington D.C.