Inauguration of the New Processing Building of Tijuana Airport (Mexico)
The new Transit Processing Building, designed by Lam Arquitectos and Estudio Lamela México, directly links Tijuana’s General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport (TIJ) and the US and allows international passengers arriving at TIJ to make their way directly to US Customs and Border Protection without first going through Customs and Immigration in Mexico.
The 40,000-sqm expansion increases the total area by 83% and makes Tijuana the city with the greatest connectivity in Mexico, with 37 direct connections to national destinations.
The new building regulates the terminal’s passenger flow and seeks to establish an international hub in Tijuana as a gateway to various Mexican destinations. New commercial spaces, a gastronomic area, VIP areas, and inspection points for visitors have also been created.
The work is part of the plan of the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico to modernize its airports.
The Governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, celebrated the investment made in the Abelardo Rodríguez airport which received an average of 33,000 passengers per day in April and March.
For Carlos Lamela, this airport building was a challenge, especially “due to the complexity of passenger flows, which should not be mixed, and due to the demanding security systems.”