February 23, 2024

As San Diegans put together for a busy vacation journey season, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority leaders Monday introduced a post-pandemic milestone.

In October, round 6,000 extra individuals traveled by the San Diego Worldwide Airport’s TSA checkpoints in comparison with the identical month in 2019. SAN is seeing a 3% improve in passenger quantity this 12 months in comparison with final 12 months.

“The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority estimates as many as 84,000 passengers will arrive and depart every day in the course of the busy Thanksgiving vacation journey week,” in line with a press release launched Monday. “The Tuesday and Wednesday previous to Thanksgiving Day and the Sunday and Monday following are traditionally the busiest journey days of the Thanksgiving vacation week.”

With the elevated variety of vacationers and the brand new Terminal 1 building in full swing, the airport authority on Monday inspired passengers and people choosing up and dropping off to plan forward.

Passengers can anticipate congestion in entrance of the present Terminal 1 and on the roadways approaching the airport. Additionally, with building underway on the New T1 Parking Plaza, on-airport parking is extraordinarily restricted. Parking is at the moment accessible on the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza.

To assist keep away from vacation journey woes, the airport authority provided some suggestions:

— Arrive a minimum of two hours early to keep away from the busiest occasions. Busiest occasions curbside are 4 a.m. to six:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and eight p.m. to 12 a.m.;

— Make parking reservations at www.san.org/parking;

— Take the free San Diego Flyer shuttle service between the Previous City Transit Station and SAN. The electrical shuttle buses function seven days per week, with a median arrival time of each 20 to half-hour. The primary choose up is at 4:45 a.m. and the final choose up/drop off at 12:30 a.m.; and

— Have household or associates drop you off or use rideshare companies.

–Metropolis Information Service