by Photo provided by the San Diego International Airport

The San Diego International Airport announced it will move Allegiant Air and  JetBlue Airways to Terminal 2 to make space for its $3.4 billion project to construct a new Terminal 1.

Allegiant Air will make the move on Feb.18 to the eastern wing of Terminal 2 and operate from gate 33 with the closest ticket counter being American Airlines.

On Feb.24, JetBlue Airways will move to Terminal 2, closest to the Delta Airlines ticket counter and operate from gate 34. 

The new construction project is expected to replace the older Terminal 1 with a  30-gate new facility that will add food and retail concessions. It also includes a new three-lane airport access road. Construction on the New T1 commenced November 1, 2021.

Additional passenger impacts currently include the relocation of the Cell Phone Lot to the parking lot on McCain Road and the closure of some of the parking spots available in the Terminal 1 parking lot.  

The new terminal is expected to create 15,000 to 20,000 construction-related jobs in the span of five years under a project labor agreement. The airport has an economic impact of $12 billion on the region. 

The first phase of construction includes 19 gates, an elevated departure roadway, outdoor check-in pavilions a dedicated, on-airport arrivals roadway, and a five-story parking plaza, anticipated to open by mid-2025.

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