Sacramento International Airport - Gateway to Northern California
Serving the city of Sacramento in California, Sacramento International Airport is among the busiest airports in US. Located at a distance of 16 km from the city, the airport owned by the County of Sacramento and operated by Sacramento County Airport System. The Sacramento International Airport is at an elevation of 8 meters above sea level and has 1 asphalt runway which measures 2,621 meters and 1 concrete runway measuring 2,623 meters. In 2014, the airport handled 8,971,526 passengers and an average of 323 commercial flights per day. The airport at present has 2 terminals along with 32 gates and the Sacramento County Airport System offers free Wi-Fi service to the passengers.
The present airport was constructed in order to phase out the already existing Sacramento Executive Airport, due to the airport’s inability to accommodate the growing number of passengers. On October 21, 1967 Sacramento Metropolitan Airport was opened and at the time only five airlines operated to and from the airport. The airport was regularly expanded; refurbished and new facilities were added to make it one of the best airports in the country. The airport was renamed as Sacramento International Airport after the inauguration of the new passenger terminal in 1999; however, international flights began operating only from 2002. The airport was the first one of its kind to get the consolidated rental car terminal and by 2005 it was among the first airports in United Sates to offer free Wi-Fi to its passengers. The airport features the most modern equipment, state-of the-art technology and endless facilities and services to its passengers.
Currently Aeroméxico, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, SeaPort Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways and Volaris operate regular passenger service to and from the Sacramento International Airport.
The airport has numerous awards and accolades to its credits.
· The Sacramento International Airport ranked 4th in North America for Customer Service in 2014
· Sacramento International Airport's Terminal B received the Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence in the 2012
Routes and Destinations
Presently the Sacramento International Airport is directly connected to Guadalajara, Mexico City, Seattle, Kahului, Portland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Long Beach, New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Orange County, Phoenix, Houston, San Francisco, Charlotte and Philadelphia
Why Fly Through This Airport
How to Check-in
Following the norm of most of the airports across the country, Sacramento International Airport also offers multiple check-in options for its passengers. While web check-in and mobile check-in are the most convenient options available, passengers can also opt for counter check-in. Web check-in or mobile check-in can be done 24 hours up to 2 hours before schedule departure of the your flight, counter check-in can be done 90 minutes prior to departure in case of domestic flights and 2 hours when travelling to international destination. The check-in timings can vary from one airline to the other, so it is advisable that you speak to your airline before starting for the airport. Currently, the Sacramento International Airport does not offer the option of skycap or curbside check-in.
When in doubt as to how much baggage you can carry on your flight from Sacramento International Airport, speak to your airline directly, as every airline that flies from the airport can have different policy regarding the baggage. As a general trend, most of the airlines allow passengers to carry 1 baggage between 20 kg to 32 kg when travelling within domestic route and the baggage limit can increase when travelling abroad. As hand baggage, a maximum of 12 kg is allowed for passengers. This again may increase or decrease as per the policy followed by the airline you are travelling with. The charges for excess luggage can either be paid online or during the check-in process at the airport.
Provision of pre selection of seat, at an additional cost, is available with most of the airline flowing out of Sacramento International Airport. Passengers are advised to book the window seat to enjoy the views during landing or takeoff. At the airport check-in, seats are allotted on first come first serve basis and are subject to availability. If you don’t want to spend the fee of online selection of seat, you can arrive at the airport early to try your luck in getting the seat of your choice.
The policy of an airline regarding booking charges, modification or cancellation of the flight reservation may differ from each other; hence it is advisable to contact the airline directly in case of any query. Booking your ticket online at your ease is the most appropriate whey to get your flight reservation done. This service is however, chargeable. Tickets can also be booked from the airline counter at the airport or the designated office of the airline in the city.