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SFO Resumes Flights to Europe

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, SFO has had no flights to Europe since April 1, 2020. The Airport also expects additional service to Japan next month.

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the return of nonstop air service to Europe in June 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, SFO has had no flights to Europe since April 1, 2020. The Airport also expects additional service to Japan next month.

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 using Boeing 777 aircraft. ANA originally planned to operate one daily flight to Tokyo in June 2020.
  • Swiss International Air Lines plans to begin operating one weekly flight to Zurich on June 1st using Boeing 777 aircraft. Swiss originally planned to operate one daily flight to Zurich in June 2020.
  • Lufthansa plans to begin operating three flights per week to Munich on June 16th. The aircraft type has yet to be determined. Lufthansa originally planned to operate one daily flight to Munich in June 2020.

Although these airlines are resuming limited service, all travel advisories, restrictions on entry, and arrival screening procedures remain in effect. This includes a Department of Homeland Security Notice of Arrival Restriction requiring American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families who have been in certain European countries at any point in the 14 days before their scheduled arrival to the United States to travel through one of 13 airports upon arrival to the U.S., submit to an enhanced entry screening and self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination. For more information, please visit www.flysfo.com/covid19.

The Official Airline Guide (OAG) provides a database of airlines’ flight schedules that is updated periodically. According to the May 18, 2020 OAG schedules, SFO has an average of 42 weekly international flights scheduled for the month of May, and 220 weekly international flights scheduled for the month of June. This compares to original schedules, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, of 867 weekly international flights scheduled for the month of May, and 891 weekly international flights scheduled for the month of June.

Iuliia Tore