A San Diego County Regional Airport Authority committee took a first step today toward resurrecting a plan to build a cross-border airport terminal at Tijuana International Airport.

It was a complicated baby step, but a step nonetheless.

In essence, the authority’s four-person committee decided that the authority should get more information about the viability of the cross-border terminal. But it’s up to the full board to make that decision official sometime later this month.

Supporters of the idea see such a terminal as a way to use Tijuana International Airport to serve San Diego passengers flying to international destinations (such as Tokyo) that are only available currently via Los Angeles International Airport.

“Will it ever take the place of the new airport site? No,” said Cindy Gompper Graves, chief executive officer of the South County Economic Development Council. “It’s not meant to do that. It’s just meant for another option.”

For more on this, check out my story that we’ll post later tonight.


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