New private plane terminal completed at Lindbergh

SAN DIEGO - A new base terminal for private planes has been completed at San Diego international Airport Lindbergh Field, according to its owner, a Houston-based company.
 
The new facility, known as a fixed-base operator, is located at 3300 Terminal Link Road, on the airport's side, near Pacific Highway at Palm Street. Longtime San Diegans will recall that as the site of defense plants that lasted from World War II until recent decades.
 
The new FBO features a 19,000-square-foot terminal, a 250,000-square-foot ramp and five hangars on 12.4 acres of airport property, company spokesperson Amanda Hoffman said in a statement.
 
The facility cost $39 million to build and will serve private and general-aviation aircraft. The company has operated out of Lindbergh Field since 2008.
 
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority awarded Landmark Aviation a new 37-year lease in 2012, and ground was broken on the project in October of last year. The airport authority said the lease could provide it with $315 million over the life of the contract.
 
The facility includes office space, a VIP lounge, fitness center, cafe, viewing deck, executive conference room and a "snooze room," Hoffman said.
 
The new facility will achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, Hoffman said.
 
"We are excited to offer our customers a more spacious and modern facility, boasting many amenities," said Dan Bucaro, president and CEO of Landmark Aviation. "We couldn't have done this without the support of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority."
 
Landmark Aviation operates more than 75 similar FBOs at airports in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe.

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