When Terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport opened in 1967, it served 2.5 million passengers that year. In 2018, the same facility served more than 12 million. The new Terminal 1 will be a more modern and efficient facility with 30 gates – 11 more than the existing Terminal 1. It will offer more gate-area seating, restaurants and shops, as well as additional security checkpoints with more lanes and a host of energy-efficiency upgrades.
An extended “on airport” roadway system will take inbound airport traffic off of N. Harbor Drive at Laurel Street and a new, 5,500 car parking plaza will support the new Terminal. The Terminal will be built in two phases with the first 22 gates opening in Q2, 2025 and the remaining 8 gates completing in Q4 2027.
The Airport Development Program (ADP) also includes the design and construction of a new Administration Building and new airside paving and improvements that will be designed and constructed by other teams.
The arrive team is currently working on several aspects of the project including ongoing design development, procurement of interior trades and civil packages, field installation of underground utilities, building and roadway foundations / structures and excavation. The current timeline is shown above.
*Note: Contractual Schedule Represented.
For more information on the project, click here to go to the San Diego International Airport's Airport Development Plan.