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Mineta San Jose International Airport serves over 1 million travelers in May

Mineta San Jose International Airport serves over 1 million travelers in May

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) served more than 1 million travelers in May 2017, a significant milestone as SJC last reached a seven-figure monthly passenger count in 2007. The traffic figures also reflect a 17 percent increase, with 1,060,412 passengers served in May 2017 from 906,070 in May 2016. This significant growth is expected to continue through year-end 2017 based upon SJC airlines’ published flight schedules.

With airlines adding numerous new nonstop domestic and international destinations, and frequency to/from many more cities, Silicon Valley business and leisure travelers more and more are choosing Silicon Valley’s airport for their travel plans.

“Reaching and exceeding 1 million passengers served in May 2017 marks a significant achievement for SJC airlines, our thousands of Airport employees, and the local community we serve,” said San Jose Interim Director of Aviation John Aitken. “This milestone combined with the incredible 17 percent passenger growth year-over-year reflects the commitment and support of all our partners in offering and supporting a growing list of nonstop cities and frequencies from Silicon Valley.”

SJC air service added or announced since May 2016 follows:

Nonstop Destination Airline Notes

Atlanta Delta 3rd daily, started 5/30/17
Austin Alaska Daily, starts 8/28/17
Baltimore-Washington Southwest Daily
Burbank Alaska 3x daily
Charlotte American Seasonal
Chicago O’Hare United 2x daily
Dallas Love Field Alaska Daily, starts 2/16/18
Frankfurt Lufthansa 5x weekly
Guadalajara Aeromexico Daily, starts 7/1/17
London Heathrow British Airways Daily
Long Beach JetBlue 4x daily
Los Angeles Alaska 4x daily, starts 9/20/17
Newark Alaska
United Daily
Orange County Alaska 3x daily
Reno Southwest Daily, started 6/4/17;
2nd daily starts 8/6/17
Salt Lake City Delta
Southwest Larger aircraft
2x daily
San Diego Alaska 3x daily
Shanghai Air China 3x weekly
Tucson Alaska Daily, starts 8/28/17
Vancouver Air Canada 3x daily

Reaching over 1 million passengers served in May follows SJC’s recent announcement of adding a million new travelers and surpassing 11 million annual passengers on a rolling 12-month basis. From June 2016 through May 2017, SJC welcomed 11.4 million total passengers – representing a million more customers choosing SJC for their travel plans from the prior year.