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Airport Fast Facts

Founded in 1928, San Diego International Airport is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the nation.

  • The runway is 9,401-feet in length and 200-feet in width.
  • The airport features 51 gates in Terminals 1 and 2 and 4 Gates at the Commuter Terminal.
  • The airport is conveniently located three miles northwest of downtown San Diego and sits on 661 acres.
  • The airport and affiliated enterprises contribute an estimated $9.9 billion annually to the regional economy.
  • Approximately 4,900 employees work for the airlines, support service providers, federal agencies, fixed base operator, cargo operators, concessions and San Diego County Regional Airport Authority at the Airport.
  • In 1976, San Diego International Airport became the first commercial airport in the nation to enact restrictions on late night and early morning takeoffs. While arrivals are permitted 24-hours a day, departures are prohibited between 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

Overview – 2013

  • The airport served 17,710,241 passengers
  • The airport was served by 22 passenger carriers and 5 cargo carriers
  • The passenger carriers provided service to 59 non-stop destinations throughout the year
  • The largest carrier is Southwest Airlines who carried 37.1% of the passengers
  • Airlines serving the airport transported 162,353 tons of cargo and mail
  • The airport supported an average of 515 operations per day
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