San Diego Business Journal

Starting Jan. 29, a number of airlines at San Diego International Airport will move their terminal operations. According to a news release, this is due to the airport's expansion plans.

Alaska Airlines, which operates more than 45 daily departures from Terminals one and two, will consolidate and operate solely from Terminal Two East. Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Airlines and Sun Country Airlines will move from Terminal Two to Terminal One, utilizing gates 11 to 18.

Located between Terminal One and Two will be a host of other options, including dining and shopping venues like Jack in the Box, Peet's Coffee and Tea and Be Relax Spa.

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, a public agency that runs the airport, hopes the $3 billion construction of the new terminal will begin as soon as 2020 and be fully operating by late 2023 or early 2024. The upgrades include replacement of the Terminal One building, construction of a new road onto and off the property, more parking and an additional taxiway for commercial airliners, as well as a new administration building.

The new Terminal 1 will complement the renovation and expansion of Terminal 2, a $900 million project completed in 2013.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at or 858-634-4625.