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New T1 Overview


When Terminal 1 opened in 1967, it served 2.5 million passengers in its first year. In 2018, the same facility served more than 12 million. For roughly half of our passengers, Terminal 1 provides their first impression of San Diego. Admittedly, it’s not a very good one.

The New T1 envisions the replacement of Terminal 1 with a more modern facility and other improvements that enhance the airport experience for everyone.

The Airport Authority prepared a comprehensive Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the New T1 that was certified by the Authority Board on January 9, 2020. In the months following, the Airport Authority cautiously planned for the New T1 during the worldwide pandemic. On September 3, 2020, the Authority Board approved the selection of design-build firm Turner-Flatiron for the redevelopment of Terminal 1 and surrounding roadways.

The Airport Authority has coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct the federal environmental review in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). A Draft Environmental Assessment is available for public review and comment with comments due by August 2, 2021. A Virtual Public Meeting was held Monday, July 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm to provide information regarding the federal environmental review.

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New T1

Primary Components of the New T1