North Side Development
For more than 80 years, San Diego International Airport (SDIA) has served the air
transportation needs of the San Diego County region. To maximize the airport’s efficiency
and make the most of the airport’s 661-acre footprint, SDIA is moving forward with
a series of improvements on the north side of the Airport.
Planned projects include:
- Receiving and Distribution Center – a 21,000 square-foot central delivery location
for food, beverage, retail and other goods. The center helps
reduce traffic on surrounding roadways by centralizing all truck deliveries. Airport
vehicles now deliver materials via on-airport roadways. This center is
expected to reduce truck trips on Harbor Drive by 50–75 per day.
- Rental Car Center – a facility to house all rental car
companies in a single building. This will dramatically reduce the number of shuttle
buses circulating around the airport.
- Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) Building – in order to comply with Federal Aviation
Administration regulations and maximize airfield space, the Airport Authority will
demolish its existing FBO. The new facility is bigger, and more environmentally friendly. The FBO provides hangars, fueling and other services for general aviation
To learn more about north side development, view the project fact sheet and
FAQ, as well as the Receiving and Distribution
Center fact sheet.
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