The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has completed a new international arrivals facility in San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 2 West, set to open June 30, according to a press release.
Paid for by the Airport Authority, the estimated total cost of the project is $229.4 million and it was a joint venture by contractors Turner Construction Company and PCL Construction Services, Inc.
The new international arrivals facility has been designed to accommodate the increase in international passengers flying into the San Diego airport as a result of recently added overseas flights, and will allow airport officials to process arriving passengers quicker and more efficiently. The airport has experienced significant growth in international arrivals in the past quarter century, from 50,000 passengers a year in 1990 to more than 400,000 a year in 2017.
A private ribbon-cutting event, hosted by the Airport Authority and representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will take place June 28. The event will include a tour of the art displayed in the main lobby, a walk-through of the gate and the new passenger processing technologies and a breakdown of the public art installation in baggage claim that features images of unique items contributed by more than 80 members of the San Diego community and airport staff.
CORRECTION This post has been updated to reflect that the ribbon cutting is a private event and the content of the art installation.