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 41 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 – 2012
- The airport served 17,250,265 passengers
- The airport was served by 22 passenger carriers and 5 cargo carriers
- The passenger carriers provided service to 54 non-stop destinations throughout the year
- The largest carrier is Southwest Airlines who carried 37.9% of the passengers
- Airlines serving the airport transported 155,715 tons of cargo and mail
- The airport supported an average of 509 operations per day