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The Airport Development Plan (ADP) is the next master-planning phase for San Diego International Airport. The ADP is designed to identify improvements that will enable the airport to meet demand through 2035, which is approximately when projected passenger activity levels will reach capacity for the airport’s single runway. An additional runway is not being considered.

The ADP considers:

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


The ADP goals are:

  • Improve access to the airport while reducing airport traffic on Harbor Drive
  • Accommodate current and future demand for close-in parking
  • Develop terminal facilities to accommodate future demand and maintain high passenger satisfaction
  • Ensure an operationally efficient airfield that meets FAA standards
  • Be fiscally and environmentally sustainable
  • Optimize the productive use of airport property
  • Meet the aviation needs of the San Diego region in a socially responsible manner

As a first step in the ADP, consultant firm Leigh Fisher has developed several potential concepts as thought-starters for a more focused conversation. These are just a starting point – the first step in a long, comprehensive planning process.

Extensive public outreach is planned throughout the summer to obtain input from residents and airport stakeholders in the San Diego region. Airport staff will then formulate a preferred alternative for the Airport Authority Board’s consideration. After a preferred alternative is identified, a detailed environmental analysis will be conducted. It is expected that the entire process will conclude in spring 2016.

For questions or comments, please email ADP@san.org.

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