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Recent News

New Mural by Local Artist Aaron Glasson Debuts at San Diego International Airport  |  Sep 15, 2020

The Arts Program at San Diego International Airport (SAN) is pleased to debut the latest work of art in its Admiral Boland Way mural series, Plein Air Port by local artist Aaron Glasson. The 144-foot-long piece combines imagery of San... Read More

Airport Innovation Lab Seeking Fifth Group of Innovators  |  Sep 10, 2020

The Airport Innovation Lab at the San Diego International Airport (SAN) is recruiting applicants for its fifth group of innovators to go through a 16-week accelerator program with a focus on health & safety.   Read More

San Diego International Airport Welcomes Fall 2020 Performing Arts Residency Program Artist Margaret Noble  |  Sep 9, 2020

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) Arts Program is pleased to welcome the Fall 2020 Performing Arts Residency Program artist, Margaret Noble and her featured work [Sky][Muse].   Read More

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Receives Environmental Excellence Award  |  Sep 3, 2020

The Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) has selected the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) as a 2020 Environmental Excellence Award winner for the Northside Stormwater Capture Cistern. Read More

San Diego International Airport Receives $18 Million in Federal Grant for Noise Mitigation Measures  |  Sep 2, 2020

On September 1, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the Trump Administration will award San Diego International Airport (SAN) a total of $18,023,885 in two airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal... Read More

San Diego International Airport Adds New Nonstop Route to Jackson Hole on Alaska Airlines  |  Aug 27, 2020

San Diego International Airport (SAN) will add nonstop seasonal service to Jackson Hole, Wyo. via Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) on Alaska Airlines beginning December 17, 2020 through April 11, 2021. Flights are daily excluding... Read More

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Receives Environmental Achievement Award  |  Aug 20, 2020

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) awarded San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) with an Environmental Achievement Award in the area of outreach, education, and communication for the organization’s... Read More

San Diego International Airport Adds New Nonstop Route to Norfolk on Southwest Airlines  |  Aug 18, 2020

San Diego International Airport (SAN) will add nonstop service to Norfolk, Virginia via Norfolk International Airport (ORF) on Southwest Airlines beginning January 5, 2021. The route will operate one flight daily, excluding... Read More

JetBlue Marks Inaugural Flight to New Jersey from San Diego International Airport  |  Aug 6, 2020

Today marks JetBlue’s inaugural flight from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Newark, New Jersey via Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). JetBlue is the only carrier that offers nonstop service to two New York area airports, EWR and... Read More

San Diego International Airport Adds New Nonstop Route to Santa Barbara on Alaska Airlines  |  Aug 4, 2020

San Diego International Airport (SAN) will add once daily, nonstop service to Santa Barbara, Calif. via Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) on Alaska Airlines beginning November 20, 2020. This is a new route and the 29th destination Alaska... Read More

San Diego International Airport Adds Three New Nonstop Routes on Alaska Airlines  |  Jul 20, 2020

San Diego International Airport (SAN) will add nonstop service to one new international destination and two U.S. cities on Alaska Airlines.  Read More

San Diego International Airport Celebrates the Announcement of Nonstop Service to New Jersey on JetBlue  |  Jul 7, 2020

San Diego International Airport (SAN) will add once daily, nonstop service to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on JetBlue beginning August 6, 2020. JetBlue is the third airline to offer nonstop service to EWR, joining Alaska Airlines... Read More

Airport Innovation Labs’ Fourth Group Tests Unique Concepts  |  Jun 30, 2020

SAN DIEGO – June 30, 2020 – Airport-oriented solutions ranging from a smart waste bin to reusable to-go containers will have the opportunity to try out the concept at San Diego International Airport (SAN) in the Airport Innovation... Read More

San Diego International Airport Implements COVID-19 Health and Safety Modifications  |  Jun 30, 2020

During these unprecedented times, San Diego International Airport (SAN) has continued to adjust to the impacts of COVID-19. The airport has remained open as a critical piece of the nation’s transportation infrastructure, helping to move... Read More

San Diego International Airport to Participate in JetStream Music Festival May 6  |  May 4, 2020

San Diego International Airport (SAN) will join more than 20 airports from across North America for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, the... Read More

Facial Coverings Now Required at San Diego International Airport  |  May 1, 2020

Per the California Health and Safety Code sections 101040, 120175, and 120175.5 (b), facial coverings are now required at San Diego International Airport (SAN) for all passengers, visitors, tenants, contractors and employees while on airport... Read More

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Receives 2020 Climate Leadership Awards  |  Mar 10, 2020

On March 5 at the 2020 Climate Leadership Conference, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority received a 2020 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management. In addition, Brendan Reed, the Airport Authority’s... Read More

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Announces Winners of the Fly Quiet Awards  |  Mar 5, 2020

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) is pleased to announce the winners of the Fly Quiet Awards, which recognizes airlines for their efforts to reduce noise during arrivals and departures at San Diego International... Read More

San Diego International Airport Breaks Passenger Traffic Record for Sixth Consecutive Year  |  Feb 25, 2020

San Diego International Airport (SAN) served 25 million passengers in 2019, a record-high total and a four percent increase over the previous year. Of the 25 million passengers, more than one million were international passengers - also a record... Read More

San Diego International Airport Celebrates the Announcement of Six New Seasonal Nonstop Routes on Allegiant  |  Feb 11, 2020

San Diego International Airport (SAN) will soon add seasonal nonstop service to six U.S. cities on Allegiant, the low-cost airline announced today.  Read More

Airport Authority Board Certifies Environmental Study for Terminal 1 Replacement Project  |  Jan 9, 2020

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors today certified the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Airport Development Plan (ADP), which envisions the replacement of the 53-year-old Terminal 1 at San Diego... Read More

San Diego International Airport Invites the Public to Participate in Free Guided Art Tours  |  Jan 7, 2020

San Diego International Airport (SAN) announces new, free guided tours of the arts on display at SAN. The tours are an offering of the Airport’s Arts Program, which makes public art, exhibitions, and performances accessible to passengers,... Read More

Airport Authority Advances Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for NASNI  |  Jan 3, 2020

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) proposed for Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI),... Read More

SAN Collaborates with Ballast Point & Water Works to Brew a Beer Made from Purified Condensate  |  Dec 19, 2019

San Diego International Airport (SAN) has partnered with local brewery Ballast Point and industrial water purification company, Water Works, Inc., to brew a beer with purified condensate collected through the airport’s water conservation program.... Read More

Airport Authority Completes Major Bond Sale  |  Dec 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO – December 13, 2019 – The Airport Authority recently completed a major bond sale totaling approximately $700 million. In doing so, the Airport Authority obtained a record-low interest rate that is estimated to save more than $100... Read More

Airport Innovation Labs’ Third Group Testing Unique Concepts  |  Oct 9, 2019

SAN DIEGO – October 9, 2019 – Airport-oriented solutions ranging from autonomous security robots to an augmented reality experience are being “field tested” at San Diego International Airport (SAN) in its unique Airport Innovation Lab. The third... Read More

Meet the Primes Event Hosted by Airport Authority  |  Oct 8, 2019

Einstein Bros. Bagels in San Diego International Airport becomes first “Ocean Friendly Restaurant” in an airport  |  Sep 30, 2019

SAN DIEGO – September 30, 2019 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the first airport in the nation to offer an “ocean-friendly” dining option certified by Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant program. Read More

San Diego International Airport offers Global Entry enrollment upon arrival from international travel  |  Sep 27, 2019

SAN DIEGO – September 27, 2019 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have notified the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority that the Global Entry enrollment center at San Diego International Airport (SAN) would close... Read More

New mural at San Diego International Airport pays tribute to the city’s historic contributions to aviation  |  Sep 27, 2019

SAN DIEGO – September 27, 2019 – A new mural was unveiled today at San Diego International Airport (SAN), inspired by the city’s historic contributions to aeronautics and created with the help of local students. Read More

Airport Authority Releases Revised Environmental Study on Terminal 1 Replacement Plan  |  Sep 19, 2019

SAN DIEGO – September 19, 2019 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority today released a revised draft environmental study for the Airport Development Plan (ADP), which envisions the replacement of Terminal 1 with a modern, efficient... Read More

San Diego International Airport becomes second major airport in North America to earn carbon neutral rating  |  Sep 18, 2019

SAN DIEGO – September 18, 2019 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) is now North America’s second-ever carbon neutral airport.  SAN, joined only by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the U.S., reached carbon neutral... Read More

New Air Routes Open to Central California and Oregon  |  Sep 6, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Sept. 6, 2019 -- San Diego International Airport (SAN) will soon offer nonstop service to San Luis Obispo and to Oregon’s Redmond/Bend region on Alaska Airlines. Read More

Airport Authority, Airlines Reach Landmark Pact on Transportation Infrastructure Investment  |  Jul 2, 2019

SAN DIEGO – July 2, 2019 – In an ongoing effort to improve the customer experience, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has reached a new 10-year agreement with its airline partners that will give the Airport Authority the ability to... Read More

San Diego International Airport and ENGIE Storage Contract to Further Airport’s Strategic Energy Initiative  |  Jun 25, 2019

Santa Clara and San Diego, CA – June 25, 2019 – ENGIE Storage today announced that San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the first airport in the United States to install one of its battery energy storage systems. The 2 MW/4 MWh GridSynergy®... Read More

San Diego International Airport relocates cell phone waiting lot  |  Jun 21, 2019

SAN DIEGO – June 21, 2019 – To support ongoing airport improvements, San Diego International Airport is relocating its cell phone waiting lot just northwest of its current location, closer to the terminals.  The new lot location will be... Read More

Airport Authority’s Chief Financial Officer Honored with Top Airport Industry Award  |  Jun 14, 2019

SAN DIEGO – June 14, 2019 – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) has named San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Chief Financial Officer Scott Brickner as its 2019 ACI-NA Finance Professional of the Year for Large... Read More

Airport Innovation Lab Seeking Third Group of Innovators  |  Jun 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO – June 13, 2019 – The Airport Innovation Lab at San Diego International Airport (SAN) is building momentum, recruiting applicants for its third group of innovators to go through a 16-week accelerator program as the second group works... Read More

Airport Authority Hires Michelle Brega as Senior Director for External Relations  |  Jun 5, 2019

SAN DIEGO – June 5, 2019 – The Airport Authority has selected Michelle Brega to fill the newly created role of Senior Director for External Relations.  In the role, Brega will be responsible for leading the Airport Authority’s... Read More

San Diego International Airport’s Arts Program unveils Forces of Nature exhibition, new Performing Arts Residency groups, DesignAHEAD program, and more  |  May 30, 2019

SAN DIEGO – May 30, 2019 – San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) Arts Program has launched its 2019 collective experience for airport travelers and visitors.  The Arts Program aims to infuse the airport with light, levity, comfort and... Read More

JetBlue Airways operations at San Diego International Airport to relocate to Terminal 1  |  May 29, 2019

SAN DIEGO – May 29, 2019 – Effective June 5, JetBlue Airways at San Diego International Airport (SAN) will move its terminal operations to Terminal 1.  The move is the second phase of SAN’s airline relocation efforts to support future... Read More

Airport Authority Seeks Input on Environmental Document for Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for NASNI  |  Apr 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO – April 22, 2019 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is seeking public input on a Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study (IS) for a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan... Read More

Second Group of Innovators Begin Accelerator Program at Airport Innovation Lab  |  Apr 11, 2019

SAN DIEGO – April 11, 2019 – The second group (or batch) of innovators has begun the 16-week accelerator program to “field test” and develop their concepts in a real-world airport environment at San Diego International Airport (SAN). The program... Read More

San Diego International Airport breaks passenger traffic record for fifth consecutive year  |  Feb 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO – February 22, 2019 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) served 24 million passengers in 2018, a record-high total and a nearly 10 percent increase over the previous year. Read More

San Diego International Airport announces several airline relocations to support operations  |  Jan 14, 2019

SAN DIEGO – January 14, 2019 – Effective January 29, several airlines at San Diego International Airport (SAN) will move their terminal operations to better accommodate and support future growth.  Read More

Attention Airport Parkers: Beginning December 26, Pacific Highway Economy Lot to Close  |  Dec 17, 2018

SAN DIEGO – December 17, 2018 – On Wednesday, December 26, the Pacific Highway Economy Lot will close to the public. The lot is being converted to employee parking; a move that is required because of the loss of existing employee parking on the... Read More

Airport Innovation Lab Recruiting Second Group of Innovators  |  Dec 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO – December 10, 2018 – The Airport Innovation Lab at San Diego International Airport (SAN) is welcoming applicants for its second group of innovators to go through a 16-week accelerator program, with the potential to win a... Read More

SAN Wins ‘Airports Going Green’ Award for Emissions Reduction, Carbon Offset and Food Waste Programs  |  Nov 8, 2018

SAN DIEGO – November 9, 2018 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) has won an international award for three innovative programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gases, offsetting carbon emissions and diverting food waste from... Read More

Airport Authority Hires Domenico D’Ambrosio as Vice President of Marketing, Innovation and Chief Revenue Officer  |  Oct 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – October 2, 2018 – Domenico D’Ambrosio has been hired for the newly created position of Vice President of Marketing, Innovation and Chief Revenue Officer for the San Diego... Read More

SAN is Now One of Top 10 Airports in North America for Carbon Emissions Reduction  |  Sep 27, 2018

SAN DIEGO – September 27, 2018 – San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint have been recognized by the global agency that enforces carbon standards for airports worldwide. Read More
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