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San Diego International (SAN)

San Diego International Airport, also known by its IATA code SAN, is the main airport serving San Diego, California. Despite its international designation, the airport is notably compact for the city's size, mostly due to its unique location just three miles northwest of downtown San Diego. It's famous for its single runway, which is one of the busiest single-runway airports in the world. A remarkable feature of SAN is its approach path for landing aircraft, which involves a steep descent over the downtown buildings, offering passengers stunning views and a somewhat thrilling experience.

San Diego International was originally named Lindbergh Field, in honor of Charles Lindbergh, and the Spirit of St. Louis, the first solo transatlantic flight which was manufactured in San Diego. The airport plays a vital role in the economy of Southern California, supporting domestic and international passenger flights alongside cargo operations. Despite its relatively small size compared to other major U.S. airports, SAN is efficient and has been recognized for its customer service quality, making the most of its limited space with extensive renovations and updates to its terminals.

Accessibility is one of SAN's strong points, with various transportation options like bus, shuttle services, and the proximity to the San Diego Trolley system. The airport has also made significant strides in sustainability, implementing various green initiatives and aiming to reduce its carbon footprint. As it continues to grow and adapt, San Diego International Airport remains a key gateway to the Pacific and an essential part of San Diego's vibrant community.

About San Diego International


United States


San Diego


North America

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1 Runways

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