San Diego Airport opens new airline support building
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority on Tuesday marked the opening of a 93,000 square foot building that houses bulky cargo shipped in the belly of passenger jets and serves as a storage area for aircraft supplies.
The Airline Support Building, located on the south side of the airfield at San Diego International Airport, along the main road towards the airport entrance, is where the public can pick up and drop off live animals or large cargoes. Southwest, American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Sun Country, Delta and Lufthansa and United Airlines / PetSafe airlines are all hosted at the facility.
“This building is the culmination of the work of all Airport Authority teams and delivers on our promise to provide extraordinary customer service,” said Kimberly Becker, President and CEO of the Airport Authority. “The new ASB offers our airline tenants an efficient and sustainable building to carry out their freight operations. “
The ASB is presented as an energy-efficient building using natural lighting intended to improve a healthy working environment. In total, 70% of the regularly occupied area has access to daylight and views to the outside. The building includes devices with efficient flush and flow rates intended to result in a 42% reduction in the use of potable water indoors. The drought-tolerant landscaping will also help reduce outdoor drinking water use by 75%, according to the airport authority.
“This is an important first step in the improvements we can hope to see at the airport in the months and years to come,” said Senate Pro Tempore President Toni Atkins, D-San Diego. “Tourism is a cornerstone of California’s economy, and it’s a symbol of the recovery of air travel, the local tourism industry, and all of the economic benefits it brings to our region.
The new building “increases the efficiency of the airlines that bring millions of travelers to San Diego each year who dine in our restaurants, stay in our hotels, visit our world-class attractions and, ultimately, strengthen our local economy. and support small businesses ”. Mayor Todd Gloria said. “This is the latest example of our airport authority completing another key infrastructure project that benefits the region and helps San Diego thrive. “
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