The New T1 project will replace the outdated Terminal 1 with a more modern and efficient facility that will enhance the traveler experience. The project also includes improvements to the airfield and transportation improvements to make it easier to get to and from the airport.
Airport Authority broke ground on New T1
New Administration Building opened
New T1 Parking Plaza Stage 1 opens
Late Summer 2025
Phase 1A of New T1 scheduled to open, including new 19 gates
Phase 1B of New T1 scheduled to open, including final 11 gates
Your First Look at the New T1
From the moment you step out onto the curb, San Diego’s unique spirit will be captured in every aspect of the airport experience.
The New T1 will have upgraded amenities – including 11 new gates and more security checkpoints and gate-area seating than the current Terminal 1 – to provide a seamless and comfortable traveler experience. New restaurants and shops will ensure travelers experience a taste of San Diego and have an opportunity to purchase items needed for their trip. Additionally, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 will be connected post security eliminating passengers from having to go in and out of security for connecting flights.
In addition to a new terminal, the New T1 will include an on-airport access road, bicycle lanes, a pedestrian path and a direct connection to public transit to reduce traffic and improve access to the airport.