Regional Aviation Strategic Plan
Updated April 14, 2011
The Airport Authority is exploring opportunities to meet demand for air service
in the San Diego County region. The Regional Aviation Strategic Plan (RASP) is the
first time in the county’s aviation history that a comprehensive look at all the
civilian airports has been undertaken.
The RASP identifies and analyzes 15 alternative scenarios that could potentially
work together to improve capacity of the regional airport system.
The matrix above plots each scenario according to its estimated cost to implement
and the number of passengers it would accommodate over the Baseline (do-nothing
approach). The goal is to get as close to the lower right-hand corner of the matrix
as possible to achieve the highest benefit compared to the cost.
To learn more about the RASP findings, read the RASP Annual Update, view the RASP Results Presentation
or click on the links below to read the RASP Technical Report.
The RASP was mandated by Senate Bill 10, authored by State Senator Christine Kehoe.
For more about the RASP, read the
Fact Sheet and
Frequently Asked Questions.
The Airport Authority has worked closely with the San Diego Association of Governments
(SANDAG) as it concurrently developed its Airport Multimodal Accessibility Plan (AMAP), which will
present a multimodal strategy to improve surface transportation to airports. SANDAG
will ultimately incorporate the RASP recommendations into the AMAP and the region’s
2050 Regional Transportation Plan.
The graphic above shows how the RASP findings will be incorporated into the AMAP
and 2050 RTP.
The 2050 RTP includes an Aviation and Ground Access Section that describes
the region’s airports and related ground access planned to reach them. The Airport
Authority prepares the aviation component of the RTP, as mandated in the legislation
that created the Airport Authority. In addition, the 2050 RTP will include the results
of the Regional Aviation Strategic Plan, which address how to meet the region’s
demand for air service, as mandated in SB 10.
The Airport Authority wants to keep you informed about the RASP. Sign up for our
annual update, request a presentation
to your organization, or send questions or comments to