Exploratory Airport Study 2.1 (EAS 2.1)
Within the next 15 years, demand for air travel in Southern California is predicted to surpass the capacity of its airports. This report is the third in a series of Master’s projects focusing on the construction of a new Southern California International Airport (SCIA) that would not only address this supply shortage, but also be a catalyst for sustaining economic growth in the region. The vision is for SCIA to become a mega hub serving as a gateway between Asia and the American continents much like Dubai International and Japan’s Narita airports connect their sections of the globe. This year’s Master’s project expands the research on the proposed SCIA airport by addressing funding methods, exploring the mega hub concept, and assessing the economic impact the airport will have on the region.