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San Diego International Airport’s expansion of Terminal 2, known as The Green Build, is currently under way and scheduled to be complete in summer 2013. The project adds 10 new gates, a dual-level roadway and additional aircraft parking. These improvements will meet the airport’s needs until we reach about 20 – 21 million passengers annually. (In 2011, the airport accommodated nearly 17 million passengers.) Other capital improvements either under construction or in the planning/design phases include a new centralized receiving and distribution center, fixed-base operator building, relocated surface parking and a rental car center.

Next Phase of Improvements

The Airport Authority is beginning the process to identify the next phase of improvements that will enable San Diego International Airport to meet demand through 2035. This planning update is known as the Airport Development Plan (ADP). The 2008 Airport Master Plan (resulting in The Green Build) will be considered as part of the planning update.

The first two years of the process (2012-2013) will look at the entire airport and generate a plan that considers:

  • The future of Terminal 1
  • Redevelopment of the Teledyne-Ryan property
  • Input to SANDAG as it plans for effective intermodal transportation facilities
  • Creation of new non-airline revenue opportunities

The plan will also take into account new information from a recent passenger survey. The environmental review process for the draft plan will follow (2014-2015).

Airport Authority Commitment for the Airport Development Plan

  • Recommend improvements that are financially feasible and appropriate for accommodating future demand in the San Diego region
  • Enhance the level of service for passengers
  • Cater to the needs of visitors to the San Diego region, who account for more than half of the passengers who use the airport
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