sfo03.jpgDespite being a relatively dismal place to be, SFO’s number of passengers went up last year by 5.2%, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

SFO, which has recently added features like direct service to New Orleans, a new terminal expected to open in April (that, incidentally, has some really fancy art), and tap water filling stations, saw passenger numbers shoot up from 37.5 million in 2009 to 39.4 million, the airport says. This number includes both anyone getting off and on a plane or flying in and out of the airport on the same plane.

Experts credit tourism and a revived economy. In addition our thriving economy, locals traveling is also credited as increasing the number of passengers; because everyone knows that more money means more opportunities to spend it elsewhere.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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  • pchas

    Where do you get off saying that SFO is a dismal place to be? And relative to what? A nightclub in full swing? A concert? As airports go, I think it’s probably one of the nicer ones. I can certainly think of worse airports, LAX for starters…

  • pchas

    Where do you get off saying that SFO is a dismal place to be? And relative to what? A nightclub in full swing? A concert? As airports go, I think it’s probably one of the nicer ones. I can certainly think of worse airports, LAX for starters…