San Diego International Airport

San Diego Lindberg Fld S.Diego (SAN) Airport– Among America’s Busiest Commercial Airport

At a distance of 4.8 km from San Diego in California, the San Diego International Airport is a major airport serving San Diego in US. A public airport owned and operated by San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the airport at San Diego is also known as Lindbergh Field. At an altitude of 5 meters above sea level, the San Diego International airport has single asphalt/concrete runway measuring 2,865 meters and it is the busiest single runway commercial airport in the United States and 2nd busiest single-use runway in the world after Gatwick Airport. Serving as a focus city for Southwest Airlines, the city is the largest metropolitan area in the US that does not serve as an airline or secondary hub. In the year 2014, the airport handled 18,756,997 passengers, making it among the busiest airports in the region.


The construction of the airport started in 1928 when the city of San Diego passed a bond for the construction of two-runway municipal airport. The airport, named San Diego Municipal Airport – Lindbergh Field, was inaugurated on 16th August, 1928 and was capable of serving all types of flights, including seaplanes. The airport was operating civilian flights until 1942 when Army Air Corps took control of the airport during the Second World War and extensively used the airport for handling the heavy bombers. After the war, civil services resumed. Pacific Southwest Airlines was the first one to establish its headquarters at the airport in 1949. The maiden scheduled jet flights at Lindbergh Field took off in 1960. The airport has been renovated multiple times since then, the latest being in 2013 when the airport underwent 'The Green Build' expansion.


At present, the airport is served by 22 passenger and 5 cargo airlines.  Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, Alaska Airline and Delta Airlines are the top five airlines that operate to and from the San Diego Lindberg Fld S.Diego (SAN) Airport.


The airport has be conferred with numerous awards, few of which are mentioned below

·         4th best airport in North America in 2007 at Airports Council International

·         2nd best airport in the world with 15–25 million passengers by Airports Council International in 2007

·         Airports Council International declared it to be 3 best airports in the world with 15–25 million passengers in 2008.

Routes and destinations

London, San Jose, Tokyo, Totonto, Calgary, Mexico City, Guadalajara, San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago and San José del Cabo are busiest domestic as well as international routes from the airport. The airport currently operates 465 scheduled flights carrying 48,000 passengers daily.

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

For passengers flying out of San Diego International Airport, multiple check-in options are available. Online check-in can be done 24 hours prior to departure of flight and is the most convenient way to check-in, as passengers can print their boarding pass immediately, thus saving the time they will have to otherwise spend in the queue at the airport.  Before travelling, check whether your airline offers option of self-check-in at the airport. For counter check-in, passengers are suggested to allow at least 2 hour when travelling to domestic destination and 3 hours if taking international flight. For specific query related to check-in timing, contact the airline.

Baggage Allowance

The allowance of baggage is prerogative of the airlines and every airline flying from the San Diego International Airport might have different regulations regarding the same. As a norm followed by most of the airports in US, passengers are not allowed to check-in a bag which is more than 32 kg in weight. The limit of baggage also depends on the type of airline, class of travel and the destination you are travelling to. In case of overweight or oversize luggage, extra fee will be applicable.


Selecting a seat of your choice is a facility which is offered by most of the airlines, albeit at an extra cost. This can be done during online check-in process, 24 hours before departure and passengers can pay the fee online. If you are looking for a specific seat then booking one online is the best way to get an assured seat as airline do not promise the desired seat during counter check-in process.

Booking Fee

Booking your ticket online is the most popular and easiest way to get a seat on the flight. Tickets can be booked online at the website of the airline, a small service fee is charged, from the airline counter at the airport, from authorized travel agents or from the office of the airline in your city. In an event of cancellation or modification of your flight reservation, reach out to the airline directly, as every airline might have a difference policy regarding cancellation and modification.



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 Airport Contact Details

San Diego International Airport

PO Box 82776,
San Diego,
CA 92138-2776,

Tel:+1 (0)619 4002400


 Location Details

Longitude:117° 11' 13'' W
Latitude:32° 43' 58'' N

 Airport Location

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