San Diego's Airport Reaches New Record in Passengers Served

Passenger totals in 2014 increased by 5.9 percent over 2013

A new record was reached for San Diego’s airport with 18.7 million passengers served, airport officials announced Friday.

San Diego International Airport, known to many locals as Lindbergh Field, set the new records for total passenger boarding and international passengers.

“By virtually any passenger metric, San Diego International Airport has seen exceptionally strong and steady growth in recent years,” Thella F. Bowens, President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority said in a statement.

Bowens credited more nonstop flights and other new routes along with recent changes to the facility allowing it to serve more airlines as a few of the reasons for the record.

The airport underwent a $1 billion project to expand Terminal 2 adding in 10 new gates, a duel-level roadway, additional aircraft parking and more security lanes.

On Jan. 15, the airport's authority board unveiled four proposals for expansion of Terminal 1.

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