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San Diego Airport Moves Forward With Plan To Replace Terminal 1

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

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

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The airport’s governing board approved a $3 billion project that includes expanding the terminal to 30 gates, building a new parking garage along with an access road off Laurel Street and reserving a site for a future public transit station at the airport. Airport officials say the redevelopment is needed to manage the continuing increase in flights and passengers at ... Read more →

Aired: January 14, 2020 | Transcript

The San Diego International Airport is moving forward with plans to replace and expand its 50-year old Terminal 1, which many know as the Southwest Airlines terminal.

Last week, the airport’s governing board approved a $3 billion project that includes expanding the terminal to 30 gates, which is 11 more than the current terminal; building a new parking garage; building a new airport access road off Laurel Street and reserving a site for a future public transit station at the airport. Airport officials say the redevelopment is needed to manage the continuing increase in flights and passengers at the airport.

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San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Lori Weisberg joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the project.

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