Sacramento, being the economic and cultural core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is a gateway between Northern California destinations and major cities across the U.S. and the world. SMF took birth on October 21, 1967, as Sacramento Metropolitan Airport with one 8600-foot runway.
It is located in north-central California in an unincorporated area of northwestern Sacramento County. The airport surpassed one million passengers within its first year of operation. Today the airport has scheduled passenger and freight service from more than fifteen different airlines.