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Airport Development Program 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 Airport Development Program (ADP) 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 ADP that was certified by the Authority Board on January 9, 2020. In the months following, the Airport Authority cautiously planned for the ADP 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. This action transitioned the ADP “planning” into a “program.” 

Want to learn more about the ADP? Start by clicking below.

Airport Development Program project summary >

Primary Components of Airport Development Program