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5/26/2022  Construcción frente a la Terminal 1 afectará a los pasajeros

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Si va usted a volar desde el Aeropuerto Internacional de San Diego (SAN) en el futuro cercano, debe esperar ver mucha construcción y cambios grandes en frente de la Terminal 1 empezando el 5 de junio hasta finales del año 2024. 

5/25/2022  Major Construction in Front of Terminal 1 Will Impact Visitors Going To and From the Airport

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Memorial Day weekend is considered the beginning of the summer travel season and SAN is anticipating a record-breaking number of passengers (post-COVID-19) to pass through the terminals during the next few months.

5/16/2022  Happy National Bike Month!

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Biking is a viable, fun, and healthy transportation choice. This Bike Month, SANDAG provides an entire month of activities to get you GOing by bike. Check out their Bike Month calendar here.

5/11/2022  Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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The Airport Authority is recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and the contributions of our Asian American and Pacific Islander employees.

5/9/2022  Honor Flight Escorts 85 Veterans Roundtrip from SAN to Washington, DC

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Each year Honor Flight San Diego escorts World War II and Korean War veterans on a round trip flight from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Washington, DC to visit Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard ceremony, WWII, Lincoln, Korea, Vietnam, USMC, and Air Force memorials, and the National Guard Museum. 

5/4/2022  Environmental Monitoring for Dust and Noise Impacts from Construction

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If you’ve been coming to the San Diego International Airport (SAN) over the last few months, you’ve likely noticed a whole new campus developing. 

5/2/2022  Do something cool this summer – in Canada

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We have more nonstops to Canada this summer than ever before. Fly on Air Canada to Montréal, Toronto, or Vancouver. Or take WestJet to Calgary or Vancouver or Swoop to Edmonton.


5/2/2022  The dog that’s helping build the airport

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Construction is progressing daily on our New Terminal 1. Big trucks and backhoes move dirt and rocks around as construction crews and a dog build the terminal. Yes, you read that right. A dog! And it’s not just any dog. This is a very special dog with an important job.

4/29/2022  Ride the San Diego Flyer

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Parking is limited at SAN due to construction. Luckily, 
there’s another quick and easy way to get here, for free! Here's all you need to know about our electric San Diego Flyer shuttle.

4/25/2022  It’s Least Terns Season at SAN!

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April through September is the least tern nesting season at SAN. Since 1970, this endangered migratory sea bird has found a suitable nesting site each year in the sand and gravel located in four oval areas between the runway and airplane taxiway. 

4/22/2022  Be a “Good Traveler” on Earth Day

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It's Earth Day 2022! This month, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) has been celebrating and more importantly doing things to better the planet we call home. Today, we wanted to highlight one way in which you can make a difference. We invite you to be a “Good Traveler” by offsetting your travel through The Good Traveler program.  

4/21/2022  Join the Airport Authority for the Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup Event

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The San Diego County Regional (Airport Authority) is participating in the 20th Annual Creek To Bay Cleanup! Join the airport and I Love a Clean San Diego on Saturday, April 23rd  as we come together to clean up our local environment. We’ll be at Spanish Landing from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. helping prevent litter and pollution from entering our waterways.

4/13/2022  Traffic Impacts at Terminal 1 on April 14

Allow Plenty of Time for Picking Up and Dropping Off Passnegers
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On Thursday, April 14, 2022, from midnight to 4 p.m., two lanes will be closed on Airport Terminal Road at the San Diego International Airport Terminal 1. Two lanes at Terminal 1 and one loading lane will remain open for traveler pick-up and drop-off throughout the construction activities timeframe.

4/13/2022  SAN Celebrates Arts, Culture & Creativity Month

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Established to enhance customer service, the SAN Arts Program exhibits artwork and presents programs that engage travelers in innovative, memorable, and considerate ways. This month, SAN joins the statewide effort to enhance, educate, and activate arts awareness within our community during Arts, Culture & Creativity month, created by the nonprofit organization Californians for the Arts.

4/12/2022  Come Work at the Airport!

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San Diego International Airport (SAN) employs more than 7,000 people in the San Diego area. Some of those jobs include positions with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority), which owns and operates SAN, but most of the jobs are through the airport’s concessionaire partners. Airport concessionaires make up the various food and beverage, gift and news, relaxation, and lounge options inside the airport.

3/28/2022  The Women of the Airport Authority Reflect on Women’s History Month

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In 1987, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the National Women’s History Week through the entire month of March. Since then, women’s accomplishments and contributions are celebrated and recognized every year during March across the United States. 

3/24/2022  Spotlight on the Women of the Airport Authority Board of Directors

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During Women’s History Month, we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge the women who make up the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Board of Directors. 

3/23/2022  Spring Break is here! Check out these travel tips from SAN

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Spring has sprung, and construction is in full bloom at
San Diego International Airport (SAN) as work continues with the New T1. 

3/21/2022  What’s behind the wall?

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When a new shop or restaurant is being built at SAN, a white “barricade wall” is installed over the storefront. Here at SAN, we think what's on the wall is just as important as what's behind the wall. 

3/7/2022  Shining a Light on SAN’s New Beacon

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SAN has a new beacon shining bright on our runway. The newly installed beacon replaces an older beacon that was in service for 30 years. 

2/24/2022  SAN Celebrates Black History Month

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February is Black History Month and to commemorate this annual time of reflection, we reached out to a few of our African American Airport Authority team members who represent SAN daily by interfacing with our customers and behind-the-scenes in business and operations. 

2/16/2022  And the winners are…

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San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Fly Quiet Awards, which recognizes airlines for their efforts to reduce noise during arrivals and departures at San Diego International Airport (SAN). 

2/14/2022  The Quieter Home Program Begins Work on a New Project

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San Diego International Airport (SAN) is in the middle of bustling downtown San Diego. So it’s no surprise that due to its location, many residential, office buildings, schools, and community use buildings are within a few miles of the airport. If you’ve ever walked around downtown or enjoyed the open shopping and amenities at Liberty Station, you know airplanes fly overhead quite often on the way to SAN. These moments often call for a pause in conversation until the noise has passed…we locals call it the “Point Loma Pause.”

2/9/2022  Allegiant Air & JetBlue are Relocating to Terminal 2

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As construction on the new Terminal 1 progresses, it will be necessary to shift some airlines to other locations at the airport. Please be advised of the following construction impacts beginning February 18, 2022.

1/31/2022  Limiting Inaccessible Website Barriers

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More than one billion people worldwide encounter barriers when trying to read and understand content online. To ensure our website is accessible, we partnered with
Recite Me to add a small assistive widget/toolbar that integrates with our website. 

1/24/2022  San Diego International Airport Achieves Airports Council International World’s Health Accreditation…Again!

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Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold air travel looks and feels a lot different for those that are passing through airports this time. Each day brings new insight and knowledge about COVID-19 and how best to ensure the health and safety of everyone around the world. It is with this knowledge that since 2020, airports and airlines have been implementing best practices when it comes to cleaning, social distancing, and mask wearing.

1/24/2022  Make a New Year’s Resolution to Be Green

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Hello, 2022! It’s a new year, and the time is right for new greener habits. Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? We’ve got some ideas below, along with highlights from our latest Sustainability Report.

1/20/2022  SAN’s Airport Traffic Officers start the new year with a new look

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Our Airport Traffic Officers (ATOs) are looking extra snazzy these days. But their new look is so much more than an aesthetic upgrade; the uniforms were specifically designed to align with industry trends, increase safety, and enhance the customer experience at SAN.

1/20/2022  How about a winter weekend getaway?

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Looking to get away for the weekend? From snowy retreats to culinary adventures, you can get to dozens of top destinations from SAN in just a few hours.

1/14/2022  On the Runway – Midnight Heroes

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San Diego International Airport (SAN) has had a curfew in place since the 1970s which prohibits departures between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. 

12/30/2021  Parking Impacts at San Diego International Airport Beginning January 3, 2022

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We are committed to keeping the community and passengers of San Diego International Airport (SAN) up to date on the latest New T1 construction impacts. Below are some changes to parking at the airport beginning January 3, 2022.

12/21/2021  End of Year Holiday Travel Tips from your Friends at SAN!

12/13/2021  Celebrating the New T1 Groundbreaking

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On December 13, 2021, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Board Chair Gil Cabrera and President & CEO Kim Becker celebrated the groundbreaking for the New T1 with members of the community, stakeholders, and employees.

12/7/2021  Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips from SAN

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With the holiday season upon us, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Planning & Environmental Affairs Department put together some eco-friendly holiday tips to help you reduce your environmental footprint in the coming month. 

11/23/2021  San Diego International Airport Offers Tips for Holiday Travel

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San Diego International Airport (SAN) wants you to be prepared before arriving at the airport during this holiday season. SAN is offering the following travel tips to ensure a safe and seamless journey: 

11/22/2021  A New Option to Get to the Airport from Old Town Transit Center

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The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is celebrating the launch of the “San Diego Flyer,” a free to customers electric shuttle bus service between the airport and Old Town Transit Center. The electric shuttle buses operate seven days a week, with an average arrival every 20 to 30 minutes. 

11/16/2021  Local artist dials up the sunshine in Terminal 2

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Nothing makes hurried passengers stop and smile quite like bumping into a bright, beautiful work of art on their way through the terminals (except for maybe our therapy dogs but that’s a high bar). Don’t miss our two new San Diego themed murals by local artist Sarah Tate next time you’re at SAN.

10/14/2021  Traveling abroad? Here’s what you need to know.

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Whether you want to fly down the slopes of Marmot Basin or fly away to London for high tea this winter, we have good news. A few of our most popular international flights have returned, including service to Canada, Mexico, the UK, and Japan. Here’s what you need to know about international flights from SAN.

9/29/2021  SAN Receives $25.9 Million in Federal Grants for Quieter Home Program

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San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located in the middle of a bustling downtown area making it in proximity to many homes and businesses. Locals around the airport often refer to a brief pause taken when outside as the “Point Loma pause,” due to aircraft departing or approaching the airport causing loud aircraft noise to fill the air.

9/28/2021  SAN Participates in White House Roundtable on Sustainable Aviation

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San Diego International Airport (SAN) under the ownership of San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) is recognized as a leader in environmental and sustainable practices. The Airport Authority instituted one of the first sustainability policies for a major airport in the U.S. 

9/23/2021  From Resiliency to Recovery: 2020-2021 Sustainability Report

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The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) has released our 2020-2021 Sustainability Report which can be viewed at sustain.san.org. The Sustainability Report serves as a useful barometer for San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) relationship to the environment, the traveling public, its stakeholders, and the greater San Diego community.

9/21/2021  The SAN Arts Program Presents: Make Yourself at Home

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San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) Arts Program is happy to unveil of the Make Yourself at Home exhibition located throughout Terminal 2 pre-and-post security.

9/8/2021  Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day on September 18

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The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority cares about the environment and our community. That’s why we partner with I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD) to participate and encourage participation in their clean-up days. This year, Coastal Cleanup Day is September 18, and the Airport Authority is rallying employees, partners, and the community to join our cleanup group! 

8/31/2021  SAN Receives FAA Grant to Purchase Electric Charging Stations

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Ground support equipment, or GSE, is used to serve aircraft between flights. If you’ve ever looked out the plane window while the plane is still parked at the gate, you’ve seen GSE methodically moving around the tarmac and plane, facilitating various services like cargo and passenger baggage loading and unloading, and pushing the airplane back from the gate. GSE is a very important part of airport and airline operations as it helps ensure everything that is needed to get the plane back in the sky is accomplished in a safe and timely manner.  

8/30/2021  O, Canada

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O, Canada, “The Great White North.” Spanning 3.86 million square miles, our neighbor to the north is home to amazing sights, sounds, sports, food, and people. If you’ve ever enjoyed maple syrup, it likely came from Canada as they produce more than half of the world’s supply of it. Canada has some of the best locations to view the Northern Lights depending on the season. And sports, well ice hockey keeps Canadians busy all year long.

8/11/2021  How Low Waste Can You Go?

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You may be familiar with the term “zero waste,” but have you heard of “low waste” before? Living a low waste lifestyle means lowering your environmental impact by reducing the amount of waste you produce. While “zero waste” is a specific industry term that requires a 90 percent diversion rate (making sure that 90 percent of the material you no longer need goes to reuse, recycling, or compost instead of to landfill), low waste takes a more flexible, spectrum approach.

7/22/2021  Making Your Summer Sustainable

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If this weather is any indication, summer is officially here. The SAN Airport Planning & Environmental team has some sustainable summer habits for you to try.

6/17/2021  Leave the Los Angeles Traffic Behind and Fly to Santa Barbara on Alaska Airlines

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For anyone who has made the grueling drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara, you’ll understand when I say going through Los Angeles traffic, no matter what time of day, is umm…horrible. Lucky for us
, Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop service to Santa Barbara via Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) from San Diego International Airport (SAN) today! 

6/15/2021  California’s Reopening, What it Means for San Diego International Airport

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June 15, 2021. It might not be a day that lives in infamy but, it is certainly a day that Californians have been waiting for since Governor Gavin Newsom announced that was the target reopening date. California’s reopening means the tiered restrictions that were in place will be removed in many settings and life will closely resemble what it was like pre-COVID-19. However, at San Diego International Airport (SAN) it’s still business as usual and we still have to abide by a few federally mandated rules. If you are traveling anytime in the future, these are the guidelines still in place while on airport property:

6/14/2021  SAN’s Airport Ambassadors make friendliness top priority

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If you’ve ever arrived at SAN and asked for directions to our ground transportation or rental car center, you’ve probably talked to one of our friendly Volunteer Airport Ambassadors.

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