San Diego International Airport, USA

A soar away success in San Diego

As part of its ongoing Green Build programme, San Diego International airport was looking for a solution setting new seating standards across a number of different areas.


Not only did the airport want to meet all the needs of today’s 21st century traveller, it also wanted to give due consideration to the future with seating that demonstrated outstanding sustainable credentials. In short, a seating solution for tomorrow, not just today.

What’s more, the project had very specific demands regarding seat size, shape, form and ergonomics, not to mention a requirement to provide a large number of seats that catered for People with reduced mobility.

Drawing upon all our experience and expertise, Zoeftig provided a stand-out seating solution.

Passenger waiting areas were fitted with over 2,200 seats in a range of configurations that included Solo business units – a cleverly designed seating arrangement that provides a private area with its own table and built-in power outlet, Zoeftig’s unique PowerArm.

This ingenious power supply was incorporated into over half of the seating and allows passengers to recharge everything, from smart phones and tablets to laptops and MP3 players. Perfect for the today’s modern traveller-on-the-move.

The solution provided by Zoeftig ticked all the sustainability boxes, too. Almost every component used in the seats is 100% recyclable, while the modular nature of the system means that the seating can be easily reconfigured should future requirements change – saving time and, money and materials. Indeed, with the product quality tested to meet the stringent demands of ISO 9001 and14001, our seating has been engineered with longevity firmly in mind.

The end result provides San Diego International Airport with the best of both worlds. A seating solution that is effectively custom built to meet the project’s many varied demands – but at a competitive price that belies the highly bespoke nature of the design.

“We chose Zoeftig as our passenger seating supplier in The Green Build terminal expansion based on a number of factors. In our solicitation, they met all our needs regarding pricing, style and commitment to admirable sustainability principles in both design and production. These factors fit well with the sustainability goals we established for The Green Build.”

Thella F. Bowens, President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

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