San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Analysis (2019)
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority oversees the operations of the San Diego International Airport (SAN), conducts the planning for the future air transportation needs of the region, and serves as the region’s Airport Land Use Commission, ensuring the adoption of land use plans of all 16 of the county’s airports.
The Airport Authority is a self-sustaining agency that generates revenues through user fees and rents from airline and non-airline business partners operating at SAN; it is not funded by local tax revenues.
In 2017, the San Diego International Airport’s overall economic impact was $11.9 billion, supporting 116,571 direct and indirect jobs and adding $3.9 billion to the annual regional payroll.
The Airport Authority completed fiscal year 2018 with an operating income of $96.7 million before depreciation. Total fiscal year 2018 operating expenses increased by $15.7 million to total $274,652 million.