San Diego Airport secures $110 million for new terminal project
San Diego International Airport has welcomed an additional $110 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for airfield improvements as a part of the new Terminal 1 project.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) with a Letter of Intent to award San Diego International Airport (SAN) funding for airfield improvements as a part of the new Terminal 1 (T1) programme. A total amount of $110 million will be available to the Airport Authority through FAA grants over a 10-year period.
The Letter of Intent indicates federal concurrence with the benefits of the new T1 airfield improvements project and commitment to provide significant funding as future funds become available. The grant will help pay for a series of airfield improvements, including new, redesigned taxiways and additional aircraft parking spots that will help reduce aircraft taxiing times, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
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“The FAA’s investment helps SAN and our passengers by allowing for more efficient operations from the minute they arrive to the minute the depart,” said Kimberly Becker, Airport Authority President and CEO. “The Airport Authority team was able to demonstrate to the FAA that the airfield improvements project will provide significant enhancements and allow us to continue serving the region’s air service needs. We appreciate the support of the FAA.”
SAN’s new T1 project will replace the current Terminal 1 with a modern and efficient facility that will improve the airport experience and complete the transformation of San Diego’s air transportation gateway. The first phase of the new T1 project is set to be completed in 2025 with the project’s full completion anticipated in late 2028.