Cross Border Xpress Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary and Service to Five Million Passengers

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The First-Of-Its-Kind Pedestrian Skybridge Provides Service For Travelers Crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border

Cross Border Xpress

Cross Border Xpress (CBX) will celebrate its third year of service and operations for travelers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on Dec. 9, 2018. Having recently welcomed its five millionth passenger in October 2018, the first-of-its-kind pedestrian skybridge is slated to surpass previous annual passenger flow benchmarks by servicing more than two million travelers this year.

“Our team is incredibly proud of the tremendous growth we have accomplished since opening three years ago,” said Jorge Goytortua, CEO of CBX. “The expansion that CBX has seen year-after-year is a testament to our dedicated staff and commitment to changing the way people travel. We’d like to thank the Tijuana Airport for their assistance and support in reaching this milestone.”

Opened in 2015, CBX was designed to streamline international travel as the first-ever U.S. facility to connect directly into a foreign airport terminal. Designed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection, the 390-foot-long enclosed pedestrian skybridge connects a state-of-the-art passenger building in San Diego directly to the Tijuana International Airport (TIJ), servicing more than 6,000 ticketed airline passengers daily.

Passengers moving through CBX can expect:

  • $30 round-trip ticket or $16 single-trip ticket for access through CBX terminal
  • Accelerated transportation across the U.S.-Mexico border
  • Easy check-in for all TIJ airport flights
  • Bilingual terminal attendants
  • On-site parking starting at $15 per day
  • More direct flights to destinations in Mexico than any other Southern California airport
  • Direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai, China
  • Food and beverage options

CBX has achieved dynamic passenger growth, received widespread industry recognition and continues to boost the cross-border economy. With more than two million passengers anticipated to use the terminal in 2018, CBX is slated to register a 38 percent increase over 2016 levels recorded during its first full year in operation. In acknowledgement of the terminal’s success, Air Transport World’s 44th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards honored the facility with the Passenger Experience Achievement.

CBX also boosts the globally competitive cross-border economy by providing the region with more than 300 jobs and offering a secure way for business travelers and tourists to cross into the U.S. from TIJ. Furthermore, CBX assists in efforts to keep up with the continued growth of international travel by using privately funded money from Mexican and American investors during a time of small federal budget increases. The terminal is currently gearing up for a multi-million dollar renovation and relaunch at TIJ, slated for early 2019.

For more information on CBX, or to purchase tickets and sign up for special offers, visit the CBX website:

About Cross Border Xpress™:
Launched in December 2015, Cross Border Xpress (CBX) streamlines the means of travel for Tijuana International Airport (TIJ) passengers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The sleek terminal and 390-foot-long enclosed pedestrian skywalk bridge services more than 6,000 travelers daily. As the first ever U.S. facility to connect directly into a foreign airport terminal, CBX offers a faster, more secure and hassle-free alternative for ticketed airline passengers to cross the border, eliminating additional traffic from the already congested San Ysidro and Otay Mesa land ports of entry. TIJ passengers can use the skywalk to connect from Southern California to more than 30 destinations in Mexico and around the world. Many of the flight routes are either direct or at a reduced cost as compared to other Southern California airports. CBX is headquartered in Otay Mesa, Calif. and located at 2745 Otay Pacific Drive, San Diego, Calif. For more information on CBX, or to purchase tickets and sign up for special offers, visit the CBX website: Travelers can also join the conversation on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

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