February 25, 2024
San Diego Worldwide Airport vacation journey. Photograph by Chris Stone

Greater than 80,000 vacationers are anticipated to cross via San Diego Worldwide Airport on each Sunday and Monday because the Thanksgiving vacation involves an finish.

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority estimated that as many as 84,000 passengers will arrive and depart every day.

“The Tuesday and Wednesday previous to Thanksgiving Day and the Sunday and Monday following are traditionally the busiest journey days of the Thanksgiving vacation week,” the authority mentioned.

The elevated vacation site visitors comes simply weeks after the airport reached a post-pandemic milestone.

In October, round 6,000 extra folks traveled via the airport’s TSA checkpoints in comparison with the identical month in 2019. The airport is seeing a 3% improve in passenger quantity this 12 months in comparison with final 12 months.

With the elevated variety of vacationers and the brand new Terminal 1 building in full swing, the airport authority inspired passengers and people selecting up and dropping off to plan forward.

Passengers can count on congestion in entrance of the present Terminal 1 and on the roadways approaching the airport. Additionally, with building underway on the New T1 Parking Plaza, on-airport parking is extraordinarily restricted. Parking is at present obtainable on the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza.

To assist keep away from vacation journey woes, the airport authority supplied some ideas:

  • Arrive no less than two hours early to keep away from the busiest occasions. Busiest occasions curbside are 4 a.m. to six:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and eight p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Make parking reservations on-line at san.org/parking.
  • Take the free San Diego Flyer shuttle service between the Previous City Transit Station and the airport. The electrical shuttle buses function seven days per week, with a mean arrival time of each 20 to half-hour. The primary decide up is at 4:45 a.m. and the final decide up/drop off at 12:30 a.m.
  • Have household or buddies drop you off or use rideshare providers.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.