San Diego Airport Authority Board Selects Preferred Concept for
Airport Development Plan
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 phase for San Diego International Airport.
The ADP considers the future replacement of Terminal 1 and other needed
Alternative 5 can be built in the shortest period of time because it
minimizes and streamlines the work needed to prepare the site for
construction. It also provides a unified terminal design, providing
seamless connectivity to all terminals, amenities and passenger
services. Further, it offers more room for critical infrastructure and
parking (if needed). A central federal inspection facility will service
growing international traffic.
As part of the vote, the Board also approved the start of the
environmental review process for the ADP. That is expected to
conclude in summer/fall 2017.
In 2006, a county-wide ballot measure to move the airport was defeated.
Therefore, the airport will continue in its current location for the
foreseeable future. The ADP is designed to identify improvements that
will enable the airport to meet demand through 2035, which is
approximately when projected passenger activity levels will reach
capacity for the airport's single runway.
Airport Authority staff, acting under executive and Board direction, is
leading the ADP process. Four alternatives were originally developed
and presented to the Board and the public for feedback. Alternative 5,
estimated at $2.2 billion, synthesizes that public input - it shortens
the timeframe in which Terminal 1 can be replaced, and it results in
the lowest construction cost of any alternative considered.
November 2 - November 8,
Passenger numbers at Bob Hope Airport remain level
- LA Times
For the second month in a row, the number of passengers traveling
through Bob Hope Airport was flat in September compared to the same
month a year ago.
There were 318,769 passengers in September, compared to 317,060 in
September 2014, missing airport projections for the month by more than
For the first nine months of the year, there were more than 2.92
million passengers, compared to roughly 2.87 million passengers during
the first nine months of last year, about a 2% increase.
Most other airports in the region also reported rises in passenger
tallies for September. The number of travelers at John Wayne Airport in Orange County
rose by 11%. There was a 8.4% gain at Los
Angeles International Airport and a roughly 1.6% increase at Ontario International Airport.
However, at Long Beach Airport,
numbers in September showed a 5.2% decline, following four months of
double-digit decreases compared to 2014.
October 26 - November 1,
JWA continues to serve more passengers, approaching MAP cap
In September 2015, the John Wayne
Airport served 844,385 passengers, an increase of 11.0% when compared
with the September 2014 passenger traffic count of 760,536.
For the nine months, year-to-date, the number of passengers served
increase over 2014 by 7.1%
At the present rate, the airport could have its best year since 2007
when it served 9,979,699 passengers. It might top the 10.0
Under an agreement signed between the County of Orange and Newport
Beach, the airport is not allowed to serve more than 10.8 million
Previously, when service approached the MAP (Million of Annual
Passengers) Cap limit, airlines were forced to restrict the number of
seats that they filled.