SFO opens seven new gates at Harvey Milk Terminal 1

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opened the next phase of the $2.4 billion Harvey Milk Terminal 1 on May 25. This new section includes seven new departure gates, a new post-security connector to the International Terminal, a new museum gallery, and a new display of exhibit con-tent honoring the life and legacy of Harvey Milk.

“We are excited to complete the latest phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, on schedule and in time for this summer travel season,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “With this newest addition, we’re taking the airport experience at SFO to a whole new level, using this facility to share the story of Harvey Milk to an even broader audience of global travelers. My thanks go out to the entire project team for this achievement.”

The new display of content from the exhibit Harvey Milk: Messenger of Hope features historic images that provide a glimpse from Milk’s life, including his activism and ascendance as a political leader, his assassination, and his legacy of advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is a temporary exhibit.

This fall, a long-term location – housing nearly all the content of the original exhibit–will open in the passenger walkway connecting Harvey Milk Terminal 1 to the customs area of the International Terminal Boarding Area A.

The new phase also includes an expanded Recompose area, and a Children’s area adjacent to departure gates.

The final phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, which will create a new North check-in lobby, was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but has now resumed. Originally scheduled for completion in spring 2023, this final phase will now be completed as early as spring 2024.