San Diego Airport prepares for spring break travelers

San Diego International Airport Terminal 2. Photo courtesy of San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

By SDCN Editor

San Diego, CA–Spring break is right around the corner and San Diego International Airport wants to ensure travelers are prepared for their trip. 

Construction is in full bloom as work continues with the new terminal one so it’s important that travelers plan ahead. Here are some tips to ensure a safe and seamless journey.

The airport has more than 70 nonstop destinations available on 16 airlines. Some popular Spring Break destinations accessible from San Diego include:

Hawaii – nonstop flights are available on Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Destinations include Honolulu, Kauai, Lihue, and Maui.

Mexico– nonstop flights are available on Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Destinations include Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose/Cabo.

Florida – nonstop flights available on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and JetBlue Airways. Destinations include Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Orlando.

Louisiana – nonstop flights to New Orleans are available on Southwest Airlines.

Nevada– nonstop flights are available on Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Destinations include Las Vegas and Reno.

Texas – nonstop flights are available on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Destinations include Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio.

England – nonstop flights to London available on British Airways. 

Canada – nonstop flights to Montréal, Québec available on Air Canada.

Check with the airline and travel destination for any special requirements or information before the trip. Travelers should have a clear understanding of state, local, and territorial government travel restrictions.

Anyone planning to park at the airport should make reservations in advance. Reservations can be made for the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza or curbside valet. Visit

Expect traffic congestion due to construction. Plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight. Busiest curbside times are 4 a.m. to 6:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. View current construction impacts at

The San Diego Flyer is a free shuttle bus service between the Old Town Transit Station and the San Diego Airport. The electric shuttle buses operate seven days a week, with an average arrival time of every 20 to 30 minutes. Pick-up and drop-offs are timed to meet the first and last Trolley, Coasters, Amtrak trains, and MTS buses with the first pick-up at 4:45 a.m. and the last pick-up and drop-off at 12:30 a.m.

Whether dropping off or picking up passengers, follow construction signage and stay within marked lanes. Be alert and ensure car doors and personal belongings are not blocking other drivers and passengers. Lastly, follow the directions of airport traffic officers.

Shops and restaurants inside the terminals are open to provide travel necessities, meals, and snacks. Visit for hours and locations of airport concessionaires.

The Cell Phone Lot in the Terminal 2 West Parking Lot on McCain Road is available for people picking up passengers.



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