San Diego Lands Increased Visitor Arrivals At Airport

Edelweiss San DiegoIt has been a busy year for San Diego and we’re just past the halfway mark. 2016 has seen a tremendous amount of increased air lift from major carriers due to strategic efforts from the San Diego International Airport and San Diego Tourism Authority.

We’ve seen both domestic and international additions to our inbound service. Several ongoing flights were upgraded to larger capacity planes due to overwhelming demand on current routes, and additional first-class cabin expansions were implemented as well.

San Diego will see the greatest overseas air capacity increase from Frankfurt, Zürich, and London with more than 900 seats. Although Volaris flights will cease at the end of August, their passengers will enjoy arrival in Tijuana and quick access to San Diego through the newly completed CBX Cross Border Terminal.


Airline Name Arriving From Frequency Start Date Seats
Southwest Airlines St. Louis, MO Daily March 10, 2016 143
Allegiant Airlines Stockton, CA 2x weekly April 7, 2016 166
Allegiant Airlines El Paso, TX 2x weekly May 6, 2016 166
Alaska Airlines San Jose, CA 3x Daily June 8, 2016 76
JetBlue Ft. Lauderdale, FL Daily June 16, 2016 150
Southwest Airlines Milwaukee, WI Daily August 6, 2016 143
Allegiant Airlines Provo, UT 2x weekly September 29, 2016 156
Frontier Airlines Orlando, FL Daily October 30, 2016 138
Alaska Airlines Newark, NJ Daily November 21, 2016 181
Alaska Airlines Hayden/Steamboat Spgs, UT 2x weekly December 17, 2016 76
Delta Air Lines Las Vegas, NV 3x Daily December 17, 2016 64
Alaska Airlines Sacramento, CA 3x Daily March 16, 2017 76


Airline Name Arriving From Frequency Start Date Seats
Air Canada Rouge *1 Vancouver, Canada Daily June 2, 2016 136
Air Canada Rouge *2 Toronto, Canada 2nd Daily June 2, 2016 120
Westjet Airlines *3 Vancouver, Canada 3x Weekly June 16, 2016 130
Air Canada Vancouver, Canada Daily December 15, 2016 75
Condor Airlines *4 Frankfurt, Germany 3x Weekly May 1, 2017 257
Edelweiss Airlines *5 Zürich, Switzerland 2x Weekly June 9, 2017 314
British Airways *6 London, UK Daily March 27, 2016 337


Airline Name Arriving From Frequency End Date Seats
Volaris ** Mexico City, Mexico variable August 28, 2016 179
Volaris ** Guadalajara, Mexico variable August 21, 2016 179

1. Seasonal. Ends October 16, 2016. But restarting with smaller plane year-round in December.

2. Seasonal. Ends October 16, 2016. Remaining flight upgauges to 200-seat A321 on October 31st.

3. Seasonal. Ends October 20, 2016

4. Seasonal: 3x weekly in July and August, 2x weekly in May, June, September. Service ends October 7, 2017

5. Seasonal: Service ends late October

6. Originally the larger plane was only supposed to be for Summer 2016, but they have advised that they will keep it year-round.

** Volaris consolidating operations at Tijuana / CBX

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