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Cross-Border Bridge to Make Tijuana Airport Low-Cost Alternative To San Diego

Excerpt from New York Times

Jan 20, 2014 10:00 am

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If the bridge project gets completed, airline passengers would be able to park their cars on the U.S. side of the border, and then fly out of Tijuana, saving lots of money in cheaper airfares. This kind of cross-border arrangement is indeed a rarity. If you build it, they will come.

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Tijunana International Airport could soon be getting a lot busier with the contraction of a bridge connecting to the U.S. side for passengers with an airline ticket. The file photo is from May 2007. Mircea Turcan / Flickr.com


In San Diego, private investors on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are taking a different tack, building a bridge to Tijuana International Airport with the expectation of turning it into a low-cost alternative to San Diego’s boxed in, one-runway airport.

Next year, if all goes according to plan, air travelers in this region will be able to park their cars in the United States and walk across an enclosed 325-foot passageway directly to Tijuana International.

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