San Diego Business Journal  San Diego International Airport's Cell Phone Lot will finally reopen.

According to the airport, the temporary way-station will open on May 8 and offer approximately 100 parking spaces for drivers to wait for arriving passengers free of charge.

The airport Cell Phone Lot closed in April 2020 when state and county health and safety mandates increased and passenger volumes decreased due to COVID-19.

"the opening of our Cell Phone Lot is a sign of recovery at our airport," said Kimberly J. Becker, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. "With the traveling public getting vaccinated and schools on break for spring vacation, we saw some of the highest passenger volumes since the start of the pandemic in March and April. We continue to see a steady increase in travelers and we hope the reopening of our Cell Phone Lot will reduce curbside traffic and make picking up arriving passengers hassle-free."

The Cell Phone Lot will be open from 5:00 to 12:30 a.m. seven days a week.

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