San Diego County Airport Projects

Identifying improvements that will enable the airport to meet demand


Improving Access and Efficiency for Air Travelers

San Diego International Airport serves more than 24 million passengers a year. Numerous San Diego County Airport projects aim to make it easier for everyone to access the airport. Plans for expansion will provide a more efficiency for travelers and meet continued passenger, cargo and operations growth.

A state-of-the-art Terminal 2 Parking Plaza opened in May 2018, featuring three floors, 2,900 parking spaces of close-in parking and advanced technology that guides customers to available spaces and streamlines the payment process.

A plan to replace and upgrade Terminal 1 has been approved by The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDRAA). The 1960’s-era will be replaced with a 30-gate facility under a $3 billion redevelopment plan. Groundbreaking is expected in 2021 and with the first phase (19 gates) to be complete by 2024. Funding will come from airport revenue generated mostly from airlines.

Additionally, the Airport Authority reached a 10-year agreement with airline partners to help reduce traffic congestion and make airport access easier. This includes plans for a new transit station on airport property to connect to the regional system and multimodal mobility corridor improvements that may include an inbound, on-airport access roadway adjacent to Harbor Drive and a bicycle path.

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