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Recent News

Harbor Drive Traffic Committee, Small Business Development Among Topics Highlighted in Annual Sustainability Report  |  Jun 11, 2018

SAN DIEGO – June 11, 2018 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority demonstrated a deep commitment to the community in the last year, spearheading a regional committee to study ways to improve traffic flow on Harbor Drive. It also worked... Read More

San Diego International Airport Launches New Online Parking Reservation System  |  Jun 1, 2018

SAN DIEGO – June 1, 2018 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority launched a new parking reservation system today on the heels of opening the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza on May 18 and just in time for the busy summer travel... Read More

Airport Authority Seeking Applicants for Its Innovation Lab’s Inaugural Acceleration Program  |  Apr 30, 2018

SAN DIEGO – April 30, 2018 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, in concert with its Innovation Lab’s third-party operator, Detecon Innovation Institute, has released the first two “opportunity statements” to solicit applicants to... Read More

San Diego International Airport launches airport-wide gate delivery service  |  Mar 15, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is pleased to announce the official launch of “AtYourGate powered by GOLO,” an airport-wide passenger mobile ordering and delivery service at San Diego International... Read More

Airport Authority Signs Third-Party Operator to Manage Unique Innovation Lab  |  Jan 30, 2018

SAN DIEGO – January 30, 2018 – By entering into a two-year agreement with Detecon Innovation Institute (Institute), the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority intends to take its unique, airport-environment Innovation Lab to the next level... Read More

Airport Authority Hires Dennis Probst as New Vice President of Development  |  Nov 30, 2017

SAN DIEGO – November 30, 2017 – Dennis Probst has been hired as Vice President of Development for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.  He starts December 4. Read More

San Diego International Airport offers helpful tips for navigating the airport this Thanksgiving holiday  |  Nov 21, 2017

SAN DIEGO – November 21, 2017 – An average of 60,000 passengers a day are expected to pass through San Diego International Airport (SAN) during the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period – up 20 percent over a normal week. To help air travelers... Read More

San Diego International Airport Wins Environmental Excellence Award  |  Oct 27, 2017

SAN DIEGO – October 27, 2017 – Two projects at San Diego International Airport (SAN) that advance water conservation and reuse efforts have received the Industrial Environmental Association’s (IEA) 2017 Environmental Excellence Award. Read More

San Diego International Airport Unveils Iconic Dynamic, Solar-powered Public Art Installation on Rental Car Center  |  Sep 13, 2017

SAN DIEGO – September 13, 2017 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) and artist team Ueberall International today officially unveiled DAZZLE, the region’s largest high-tech public art installation spanning the nearly one-third-mile façade... Read More

Airport Authority completes major bond sale, earns lowest interest rate in airport’s history  |  Aug 3, 2017

Airport Launches Green Concessions Program  |  Jul 24, 2017

SAN DIEGO – July 24, 2017 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) has launched the Green Concessions program, which rewards and recognizes airport concessionaires that help reduce water and energy use, minimize waste and educate consumers on what... Read More

San Diego International Airport Seeking Third-Party Operator for Unique Innovation Lab  |  Jul 20, 2017

SAN DIEGO – July 20, 2017 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is seeking a third-party individual or firm to help refine, build out and operate the Innovation Lab. Read More

Airport Authority Issues Annual Sustainability Report  |  Jun 29, 2017

SAN DIEGO – June 29, 2017 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Sustainability Report is now available at sustain.san.org. Read More

MetroGnomes Dynamic Sculpture Wins National Award  |  Jun 27, 2017

SAN DIEGO – June 27, 2017 – San Diego International Airport’s MetroGnomes art piece has been honored by the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes compelling public art.  Read More

Lufthansa to Launch Non-stop Service Linking Frankfurt & SAN  |  Jun 22, 2017

SAN DIEGO – June 22, 2017 – Lufthansa will offer direct flights between its largest hub, Frankfurt, Germany, and San Diego on a year-round basis beginning in March 2018.

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San Diego International Airport Breaks Ground on Federal Inspection Station in Terminal 2 West  |  May 17, 2017

SAN DIEGO – May 17, 2017 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) today officially kicked off construction of a new Federal Inspection Station (FIS) at the west end of Terminal 2. The new Customs facility is being designed to accommodate the... Read More

Condor Airlines launches first-ever nonstop service between San Diego and Germany  |  May 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO – May 2, 2017 – Condor Airlines inaugurated new seasonal nonstop service between San Diego and Frankfurt, Germany on May 1, 2017. The new flight is the only nonstop connection between San Diego and Continental Europe. Read More

San Diego International Airport’s “The Good Traveler” Program Named Best Innovation in Sustainability  |  Apr 28, 2017

SAN DIEGO – April 28, 2017 – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) has recognized San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) “The Good Traveler” program as the “Best Innovation in Sustainability” at the ACI-NA Airport Concessions... Read More

Airport Authority Names New President/CEO  |  Mar 27, 2017

SAN DIEGO – March 27, 2017 – Kimberly J. Becker, who has been with Mineta San Jose International Airport since 1995, and Director since 2013, has been hired as San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s second President/CEO.  She will... Read More

Airport Authority Board approves construction of new Federal Inspection Services facility  |  Mar 17, 2017

SAN DIEGO – March 17, 2017 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Board on March 2 voted to move forward construction of a new Federal Inspection Services facility (to house Customs and Border Protection, and other international... Read More

Intergalactic Dreaming Exhibition Opens at San Diego International Airport  |  Mar 8, 2017

SAN DIEGO – March 8, 2017 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) has unveiled Intergalactic Dreaming; the Airport Arts Program’s 2017 temporary exhibition. This year’s exhibition explores notions of celestial phenomena and astronomy, and uses... Read More

San Diego International Airport earns LEED Gold certification for consolidated Rental Car Center  |  Feb 27, 2017

SAN DIEGO – February 27, 2017 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for its consolidated Rental Car Center from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).... Read More

San Diego International Airport launches faster, more efficient Wi-Fi service  |  Jan 31, 2017

SAN DIEGO – January 31, 2017 – San Diego International Airport is kicking off the New Year with enhanced Wi-Fi service throughout the terminals. The improved service provides bandwidth speeds up to 30 times faster than previously. Customers are... Read More

San Diego International Airport’s The Good Traveler program surpasses 11 million miles of offset travel  |  Dec 29, 2016

SAN DIEGO – December 29, 2016 – The Good Traveler, San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) carbon offset program, has offset more than 11 million air miles of travel in just over one year. Read More

San Diego International Airport concessionaires feed thousands of servicemen and women  |  Dec 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO – December 21, 2016 – Over 3,000 service members and their families travel home for the holidays through San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) Neil Ash Airport USO; more than double the average number of daily visitors the USO... Read More

Airport Authority President/CEO Thella F. Bowens to Retire  |  Dec 2, 2016

SAN DIEGO – December 2, 2016 – After almost 21 years at the helm of San Diego International Airport, with the last 15 years as President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Thella F. Bowens will retire on March 31,... Read More

San Diego International Airport offers helpful tips for navigating the airport this Thanksgiving holiday  |  Nov 22, 2016

SAN DIEGO – November 22, 2016 – An average of 60,000 passengers a day are expected to pass through San Diego International Airport (SAN) during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. To help air travelers navigate quickly and safely to... Read More

New Circus-in-Residence Show Inspired by the Airport to be presented at San Diego International Airport  |  Oct 14, 2016

SAN DIEGO – October 14, 2016 – On Friday, October 21, the public is invited to experience Fern Street Circus’ performance of its new show, The Hectic & The Still at San Diego International Airport. The performance is the culminating... Read More

San Diego International Airport Achieves Airport Carbon Accreditation  |  Oct 3, 2016

SAN DIEGO – October 3, 2016 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) has been certified through the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program. The program creates a framework that helps airports... Read More

San Diego International Airport Commemorates Start of Construction on Terminal 2 Parking Plaza  |  Sep 14, 2016

SAN DIEGO – September 14, 2016 – The highly anticipated Terminal 2 Parking Plaza is now under way as nearly 100 elected officials, Airport Authority Board members, business and community leaders and members of the construction... Read More

Alaska Airlines announces new nonstop service between San Diego and Newark  |  Jul 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO – July 21, 2016 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is pleased to confirm new nonstop service between San Diego and Newark, New Jersey on Alaska Airlines.  The new service comes as the Federal Aviation... Read More

Airport Authority Releases Sustainability Report  |  Jun 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO – June 22, 2016 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has released its fourth Sustainability Report. The report covers calendar years 2014-2015, and generally highlights the Airport Authority’s... Read More

Edelweiss to begin nonstop seasonal service between Zurich and San Diego  |  Jun 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA – June 21, 2016 – Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline, is further expanding its route network to North America. From June 9, 2017, the airline will offer flights to San Diego for the first time. Read More

SAN Rental Car Center Recognized with ‘Golden Watchdog’  |  Jun 17, 2016

SAN DIEGO – June 17, 2016 – The San Diego International Airport has earned a major award for good fiscal stewardship and another for sustainability from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and San Diego Gas & Electric,... Read More

Small Business Opportunities for Terminal 2 Parking Plaza Construction at San Diego International Airport  |  Jun 16, 2016

San Diego International Airport will host an awareness event to promote the upcoming Terminal 2 Parking Plaza construction and connect contractors, vendors and suppliers with Swinerton Builders and the Airport Authority’s Small Business... Read More

Airport Authority President/CEO Thella Bowens Appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board  |  Jun 9, 2016

SAN DIEGO – June 9, 2016 – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of Airport Authority President/CEO Thella F. Bowens to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB). First chartered in... Read More

Condor announces new seasonal nonstop flights between San Diego and Germany  |  Jun 9, 2016

SAN DIEGO – June 9, 2016 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is pleased to confirm new seasonal service between San Diego and Frankfurt, Germany. The new flight, operated by Condor (DE), will be the only nonstop... Read More

Airport Authority Names New General Counsel  |  Jun 7, 2016

SAN DIEGO – June 7, 2016 – Amy Gonzalez has been named General Counsel of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

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Rental Car Center, Storm Drain Improvements Named “Projects of the Year” by APWA  |  May 16, 2016

SAN DIEGO – May 16, 2016 – Two key improvement projects at San Diego International Airport have been recognized by the American Public Works Association (APWA), San Diego/Imperial Chapter. Read More

Green Build Project at San Diego International Airport Earns ISI’s Envision® Sustainable Infrastructure Platinum Award  |  May 2, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Build’s landside project at San Diego International Airport (SAN) recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision rating system’s Platinum award. Owned by the San... Read More

San Diego International Airport’s Jana Vargas Receives “Woman Breaking Barriers” Award  |  Mar 24, 2016

SAN DIEGO – March 24, 2016 – San Diego International Airport is pleased to announce that Jana Vargas, its Director of Procurement, received the “Woman Breaking Barriers” award during the San Diego Women of Influence Awards... Read More

San Diego International Airport’s Paul Manasjan Recognized for Sustainability Leadership  |  Feb 29, 2016

SAN DIEGO – Feb. 29, 2016 – Paul Manasjan, Environmental Affairs Director at San Diego International Airport, has won the Peer Recognition for Outstanding Individual Contribution and Leadership Award from Airports Council... Read More

Point of Entry Exhibition Opens at San Diego International Airport  |  Feb 18, 2016

SAN DIEGO – February 18, 2016 – San Diego International Airport today unveiled Point of Entry; the airport Art Program’s 2016 temporary exhibition. The theme of this year’s exhibition was inspired by the geographic,... Read More

Airport Authority receives prestigious environmental award for waste reduction efforts  |  Jan 28, 2016

SAN DIEGO – January 28, 2016 – The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) awarded the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority with a 2015 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA),... Read More

San Diego International Airport Reaches 20 Million Annual Passenger Mark  |  Jan 25, 2016

SAN DIEGO – January 25, 2016 – San Diego International Airport (SAN), for the first time in its 88-year history, has surpassed 20 million passengers in a single year.

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New Rental Car Center Opens on San Diego International Airport’s North Side  |  Jan 20, 2016

SAN DIEGO – Jan. 20, 2016 – The new consolidated Rental Car Center officially opened for business at San Diego International Airport early this morning. Read More

More than 200 Attend Ribbon Cutting at New Rental Car Center on San Diego International Airport’s North Side  |  Jan 15, 2016

SAN DIEGO – Jan. 15, 2016 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority celebrated the official ribbon cutting for the $316 million consolidated Rental Car Center today. Read More

San Diego International Airport offers helpful tips for navigating the airport this Thanksgiving holiday  |  Nov 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO – November 23, 2015 – As many as 60,000 passengers a day are expected to pass through San Diego International Airport (SAN) during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. To help air travelers navigate quickly and... Read More

Airport Authority Board Selects Preferred Concept for Airport Development Plan  |  Nov 20, 2015

SAN DIEGO – November 20, 2015 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Board yesterday unanimously selected “Alternative 5” as the preferred concept for the Airport Development Plan (ADP), the next master-planning... Read More

San Diego International Airport opens lactation rooms for nursing mothers  |  Oct 30, 2015

SAN DIEGO – October 30, 2015 – San Diego International Airport has opened three lactation rooms for nursing mothers traveling through the airport. The rooms are located post-security – two in Terminal 1 and one in Terminal 2... Read More
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