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San Diego International Airport (SAN)

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Thella Bowens

President/CEO

Website

http://www.san.org/

Address

San Diego International Airport

3225 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92138




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The History of SAN


Inspired by the first-ever solo, nonstop transatlantic flight, the airfield opened in August 1928 dedicated in honor of Charles A. Lindbergh’s journey in the Spirit of St. Louis from San Diego to Paris the year prior. By 1934, the San Diego Municipal Airport – Lindbergh Field was made a permanent international airport of entry, establishing the airport as San Diego International Airport. Today, San Diego International Airport is the nation’s busiest single runway commercial airport and home to the world’s largest airport USO.

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Benefitting an Economy Near You


Servicing over 50 non-stop destinations, SAN serves more than 20 million passengers annually contributing approximately $10 billion to the regional economy from airport operations and affiliated enterprises. SAN features more than 80 shops and restaurants, offering national names, uniquely San Diego brands and virtually everything in between. SAN recently opened its consolidated rental car center in January 2016 at an estimated cost of $316 million. The project generated approximately 4,600 construction jobs and with about $186 million in construction contracts going to small businesses.

Get into the Green Scene


On April 9, 2014, San Diego International Airport was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for The Green Build terminal expansion from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The award makes San Diego International Airport home to the first LEED Platinum certified commercial airport terminal in the world;

In 2014, San Diego International Airport (SAN) began collecting condensate – water created by condensation – from air conditioning units installed under passenger boarding bridges. The condensate typically drips from the bottom of the unit onto the tarmac and is lost. This system recovered and reused about 5,200 gallons of AC condensate the first year. In 2015, the first full year of the program, SAN collected an estimated 70,700 gallons of condensate water from eleven boarding bridges;

The fleet of buses that transport rental car customers to and from the terminals operate on “renewable” compressed natural gas (CNG), which is derived domestically from landfills instead of fossil fuel sources. Of the approximately 590 permitted ground transportation vehicles operating at the airport, 80 percent have converted to hybrid or alternative fuel technology. These operators include taxis, hotel courtesy shuttles, and off-airport parking shuttles.


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Careers at SAN


Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority's website.
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Thella Bowens

President/CEO

Website

http://www.san.org/

Address

San Diego International Airport

3225 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92138





Inspired by the first-ever solo, nonstop transatlantic flight, the airfield opened in August 1928 dedicated in honor of Charles A. Lindbergh’s journey in the Spirit of St. Louis from San Diego to Paris the year prior. By 1934, the San Diego Municipal Airport – Lindbergh Field was made a permanent international airport of entry, establishing the airport as San Diego International Airport. Today, San Diego International Airport is the nation’s busiest single runway commercial airport and home to the world’s largest airport USO.

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Servicing over 50 non-stop destinations, SAN serves more than 20 million passengers annually contributing approximately $10 billion to the regional economy from airport operations and affiliated enterprises. SAN features more than 80 shops and restaurants, offering national names, uniquely San Diego brands and virtually everything in between. SAN recently opened its consolidated rental car center in January 2016 at an estimated cost of $316 million. The project generated approximately 4,600 construction jobs and with about $186 million in construction contracts going to small businesses.


  • On April 9, 2014, San Diego International Airport was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for The Green Build terminal expansion from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The award makes San Diego International Airport home to the first LEED Platinum certified commercial airport terminal in the world;
  • In 2014, San Diego International Airport (SAN) began collecting condensate – water created by condensation – from air conditioning units installed under passenger boarding bridges. The condensate typically drips from the bottom of the unit onto the tarmac and is lost. This system recovered and reused about 5,200 gallons of AC condensate the first year. In 2015, the first full year of the program, SAN collected an estimated 70,700 gallons of condensate water from eleven boarding bridges;
  • The fleet of buses that transport rental car customers to and from the terminals operate on “renewable” compressed natural gas (CNG), which is derived domestically from landfills instead of fossil fuel sources. Of the approximately 590 permitted ground transportation vehicles operating at the airport, 80 percent have converted to hybrid or alternative fuel technology. These operators include taxis, hotel courtesy shuttles, and off-airport parking shuttles.


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Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority's website.