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San Diego Airport Authority to Explore Cross-Border Airfield Idea


Aired 4/19/09

The San Diego County Airport Authority is spending $385,000 to study a cross-border airport plan. Authority spokeswoman Sharie Shipley says consultants have been hired to see if consumers would be interested. She says the idea is to link consumers on this side of the border with airlines that land at Rodriguez field in Tijuana.

Shipley : It's looking at a concept that would either have a parking lot on this side of the border in which you could walk across the border and then catch a flight at Rodriguez. Or maybe a plane might go over the border and then you would load up on this side of the border.

Rodriguez Field sits right next to the international border. Airport authority officials hope to have preliminary results of the market demand study by the end of the year.

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