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Security & Regulations

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has instituted standardized screening procedures at airports across the country. The TSA offers specific information to familiarize you with these procedures. The TSA also has provided a comprehensive list of Traveler Tips and Prohibited Items.

The Department of Homeland Security, as needed, will dictate specific measures to augment the Airport's existing security. All travelers should be prepared to adhere to any changes in security or alert levels – Elevated or Imminent.

Specifically, increased levels of alert may initiate any or all of the following measures:

  • Increased uniformed law enforcement presence in public areas
  • Increased patrols of the Airport's perimeter
  • Random inspections of vehicles entering the Airport roadways and parking lots

Details on every security measure cannot be outlined because of confidentiality. Whenever possible, timely information will be shared in order to prepare travelers in advance of their arrival.

Local Contacts

Here is a list of the various local agencies and organizations dedicated to helping the San Diego community.

Charter Services/Corporate Aviation

San Diego International Airport is primarily a commercial aviation facility. However, Landmark Aviation exclusively provides a full range of services for corporate aviation, commercial carriers and non-scheduled carriers, from its 11-acre, on-site facility. And the company recently launched new Charter Service, in 2003. For more information, call Landmark at 619.298.7704.

Federal Inspection Services / U.S. Customs

The U.S. Federal Inspection Agencies operating at San Diego International Airport include the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Public Health Service.

Customs and Border Protection (619) 652-9966 Ext: 100
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 619.557.5063
U.S. Public Health Service 310.215.2365

Fire Department

The San Diego Fire Department also provides airport emergency services. In case of emergency only, dial 9-1-1. For all other matters call Emergency Services at 619.686.8000.

Harbor Police

The San Diego Harbor Police provide continuous patrols of San Diego International Airport responding to various crimes within the airport and aboard aircraft landing and taking off from Lindbergh Field.

Emergency: (619) 686-8000 or (619) 223-1133
Non-Emergency: (619) 686-6272