San Diego Airport Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Looking at data from RadarBox, it is evident that San Diego International Airport (SAN) has surpassed its pre-pandemic levels.

In this article we’ll dive into the data from RadarBox which showcases San Diego’s current traffic levels compared to what the airport saw in 2019 pre-pandemic.

San Diego Airport Traffic Levels


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In terms of movements from 2019, during the week running throughout December San Diego (SAN) was handling an average daily movements of 618 flights.

In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic the U.S. west coast airport saw the same period in 2020 drop to 348 average daily movements, which was a decline of -43.69%.

However, looking into now 2023, the airport is now back in its growth phase currently handling an average of 628 daily movements.

Data Credit: RadarBox

Diving into the details surrounding their daily movements, the busiest routes for San Diego are as follows:

  • Las Vegas with 42 daily flights.
  • San Francisco with 37 daily flights.
  • San Jose with 33 daily flights.
  • Phoenix with 32 daily flights.
  • Sacramento with 30 daily flights.
  • Denver with 30 daily flights.
  • Seattle with 25 daily flights.
  • Oakland with 23 daily flights.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth with 19 daily flights.
  • New York with 15 daily flights.

In terms of San Diego’s most active carriers, the details are as follows:

  • Southwest Airlines tops at 202 average daily services.
  • Alaska Airlines averages 96 daily services.
  • Delta Air Lines averages 61 daily services.
  • United Airlines averages 61 daily services.
  • American Airlines averages 46 daily services.
  • Frontier Airlines averages 14 daily services.
  • NetJets averages 12 daily services.
  • Spirit Airlines averages 11 daily services.
  • JetBlue averages 11 daily services.
  • Skywest averages 10 daily services.

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