SAN DIEGO -- Regional airport officials in San Diego have launched a study to gauge consumer and airline interest in a possible cross-border airport terminal tied to Tijuana.
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority recently hired a consulting firm to spearhead the $385,000 study, which will analyze the market feasibility of a binational facility.
Authority officials say a border terminal would give San Diego passengers easier access to flights out of Tijuana's Rodriguez International Airport.
One option likely to be weighed is whether to build a passenger walkway across the border or a full-blown facility on the U.S. side with ticket and check-in counters.
The Mexican government recently expressed interest in the idea. It is being promoted by the South County Economic Development Council.
The Airport Authority operates Lindbergh Field and guides long-range airport planning in the county.
The study will look at options that include a simple pedestrian bridge from a parking lot in Otay Mesa or a terminal on the U.S. side with ticket and check-in counters.
$6.1 million is being spent on upgrades.
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is interested in a cross-border connection with Tijuana Int'l Airport.
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is willing to spend $385,000 to continue studying the notions, which in the most simplest plans calls for a pedestrian bridge from a parking lot in Otay...