Airline Support Building (ASB), a modern 93,000 square-foot building that houses airline belly cargo, ground service equipment maintenance, and serves as a storage area for aircraft provisioning items. The facility provides a convenient location for the public to pick up and drop off live animals or bulky cargo items shipped in the bellies of passenger jets. Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Delta Airlines, Lufthansa, and United Airlines/PetSafe are all housed in the facility.
The ASB is an energy-efficient building that utilizes natural lighting that enhances a healthy work environment. Seventy percent of the regularly occupied area has access to daylight and views to the outside. The building includes fixtures with efficient flush and flow rates that result in a 42 percent reduction of indoor potable water use. Drought tolerant landscape also helps reduce outdoor potable water use by 75 percent. Natural ventilation was integrated into the design to take advantage of San Diego’s mild climate.
The ASB is a part of the Authority’s Airline Support Facilities which are critically needed to help our airport run efficiently. These facilities provide essential services that support the Authority’s efforts toward overall airfield modernization and enhancing a sustainable environment at SAN. The Airport Authority is currently pursuing LEEDv4 NC-Gold and Zero Net Energy certifications for all four buildings.
The new ASB is located on the south side of San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) airfield along the main roadway towards the airport entrance which improves access for public and transport vehicles.