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2,000 Parking Spaces Reopen At San Diego Airport

San Diego airport officials celebrated Thursday’s reopening of a nearly 2,000-space parking lot on the north side of the San Diego International Airport.

The entrance on Pacific Highway at Sassafras Street was closed, and the lot was moved a short distance to make room for a rental car center.

For the next four weeks, airport officials said travelers can enter the lot from West Washington Street. After that, the main entrance will return to its original location.

The lot has 1,967 spaces, and parking is $11 per day. Passengers can then ride shuttles to and from airport terminals.

"I think all we can do to expand it or make it easier for people to get in and out of here is only going to make it easier for people who want to come," traveler Paul Fisher told CBS8 at the lot.

The new rental car center will be on North Harbor Drive and is set to opens in January 2016. Because rental agency buses will no longer have access to the road, planners expect traffic to be reduced substantially.

Development of the north side of San Diego International Airport includes a new shipping and receiving center, along with new general aviation facilities.

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Avatar for user 'Peking_Duck_SD'

Peking_Duck_SD | March 27, 2014 at 2:52 p.m. ― 4 months ago

Great.

Too bad they can't add anymore runway space for PLANES.

This will go down in history as one of the biggest wastes of tax payer money in this history of California.

We are spending over a billion dollars on an airport that has nowhere to expand runway space, is the only big city airport in the country to have only one runway, and the one runway we do have is too short and that, along with the topography and dense urban proximity makes it one of the most challenging airports in the world to land at.

Our horrendously incompetent city officials failed to get this thing moved to Miramar like the should have been able to do, and now they are throwing billions at a doomed airport.

All this and then the icing on the cake is that it's named after a Nazi sympathizer and it's being sued because they won't allow paid advertising that puts their corporate pimp "SeaWorld" in a bad light.

So, let's summarize:

(1) only 1 runway
(2) runway too short
(3) location terrible and raises safety concerns due to proximity to downtown and topography
(4) is always the last city of its size to attract international flights
(5) named after Nazi sympathizer
(7) promotes animal abuse
(7) is being sued currently by the ACLU for unfair and discriminatory advertising practices

Yep, we got a real winner here with what could possibly be the biggest aviation joke in America!

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Peking_Duck_SD | March 27, 2014 at 2:52 p.m. ― 4 months ago

That should be (8)

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Avatar for user 'Mmikey'

Mmikey | March 28, 2014 at 7:40 a.m. ― 4 months ago

good plan, rake in $20k+ per day. ( if it get used)

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