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San Diego International Airport Receives $23.5 Million from Federal Airport Infrastructure Grant

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded San Diego International Airport (SAN) $23.5 million in discretionary grant funds as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) program. This amount is the second largest grant awarded by the FAA in this round of funding. The grant dollars will help fund the construction of a modern and efficient New Terminal 1 which includes 30 gates and will replace the current Terminal 1.

“We thank the FAA for awarding these funds, which are crucial to our New T1 program,” said Kimberly J. Becker, President and CEO, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.  “This grant will help us create an exceptional airport experience for the community and the world.  We are grateful to San Diego’s congressional delegation who fought for this funding legislation. The Airport Authority appreciates Congressman Scott Peters' unwavering support of San Diego International Airport and the region.”

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests in the nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness.  This is the sixth round of funding to enhance safety and efficiency at airports. Ninety-one airports across the county were awarded grants in this funding round.


Owned and operated by San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority), San Diego International Airport (SAN) is one of the busiest single-runway commercial service airports in the world and the third-busiest airport in California. SAN contributes nearly $12 billion in economic activity for the region by connecting the world to San Diego and San Diego to the world. In November 2021, the Airport Authority began construction on the New T1 which includes the replacement of the current Terminal 1, improvements to the airfield, improved transportation connectivity to the airport, and a new administration building. The New T1’s project budget is $3.8 billion and is estimated to create between 15,000 to 20,000 construction-related jobs. For more information about the New T1 please visit For more information about SAN please visit


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