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San Diego Airport To Relocate Cell Phone Waiting Lot

Passengers arrive at Terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport, Dec. ...

Photo by Matthew Bowler

Above: Passengers arrive at Terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport, Dec. 27, 2018.

The San Diego International Airport will relocate its cell phone waiting lot Monday to support ongoing airport renovations.

The lot is being moved slightly northwest of its current location adjacent to Harbor Drive, putting it closer to both Terminal 1 and Liberator Way. The airport announced the relocation on Friday.

The cell phone lot allows motorists to park for free for up to an hour while they wait for their family, friends or loved ones to land at the airport. The lot's new location includes 85 spaces, the same as the lot's former location, according to the airport.

Photo credit: San Diego International Airport

A map showing the location of the old and new cell phone waiting lot at the San Diego International Airport.

The relocation is one of multiple parking changes the airport has made in recent months to accommodate changes and improvements. In December, the airport converted the Pacific Highway Economy parking lot into employee parking after construction of a stormwater filtration system forced the closure of the old employee parking lot at the runway's south end.

The airport can currently accommodate roughly 8,000 vehicles in its four parking lots in addition to the cell phone lot. Travelers can learn more about airport parking and make parking space reservations at


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