SACRAMENTO, CA. - Sacramento County Airport System officials announced the highly anticipated opening date for Sacramento International Airport's new Central Terminal B at the California State Fair. The new, state-of-the art terminal will open October 6th 2011; in advance of the busy holiday travel season.

The modern, efficient terminal complex will debut an innovative mix of environmentally friendly design, eye-catching public art, and locally-based retailers and restaurants.

Two events will introduce the public to the new terminal: Experience B, a dance party celebrating the cuisine and culture of the region and Preview B, a public open house that will serve as a "dress rehearsal" for the airport's concessionaires and services. More information about the two events may be found on their respective event websites:

  • Experience B - Celebration-October 1, 2011
    o Ticket price: $75
    o Parking: complimentary with validation
    o Sponsorships and group ticket pricing available
    o Event highlights:
    - First-look tours of the stunning new Central Terminal B
    - Exceptional Northern California wines and farm-to-fork fare
    - Live music, dancing and entertainment at every turn
  • Preview B - Community Day-October 2, 2011
    o Free event, reservation required
    o Parking: special remote lot is free for attendees, normal rate applies everywhere else.
    o Be among the first to experience the restaurants, shops and services in the new terminal and concourse.
    o Preview the eye-catching public art collection and learn from local docents.

When the new terminal opens on October 6, the majority of airlines serving Sacramento International Airport will have new locations in Terminal A and Terminal B.

Sacramento International Airport is the gateway to Northern California and the world, offering convenient access to world-class cities such as Tahoe and Napa with over 150 nonstop flights per day and limitless connection possibilities. The airport is conveniently located off Interstate 5 and is not affected by the traffic congestion common to the Bay Area. The current flight schedule, a convenient flight search engine and information to help plan your trip are available at

Sacramento County Airport System is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining Sacramento County's four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field.