Silicon Valley’s Airport summer passenger traffic grows 16.4 percent

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) served an average 16.4 percent more passengers during the peak summer travel months compared to the same period last year. With the incredible and sustained growth in June, July and August 2017, SJC is now approaching serving 12 million passengers on a rolling 12-month basis.

SJC was pleased to welcome a significant number of new and existing travelers during the summer travel period thanks to numerous new flights. The Airport served 11.9 million passengers at the 12 months ending August 2017.

“We had incredible growth in June, July and August as Silicon Valley travelers chose SJC’s many nonstop flights for their summer getaways, whether for business or leisure,” said Director of Aviation John Aitken. “We are fast approaching serving 12 million passengers per year, and are continuing to expand and improve our facilities and services to meet this customer demand.”

SJC Monthly Passenger Activity: June – August 2017

Month Total in 2017 Passengers
Year-Over-Year Increase from June-Aug 2016

June 1,124,789 13.5%

July 1,164,284 16.5%

August 1,160,756 19.2%

Total 3,449,829 16.4%

SJC’s Successful Summer

SJC air service added or announced since May 2016 follows:

Nonstop Destination Airline Notes

Albuquerque Southwest Weekly flight begins 4/8/18
Atlanta Delta 3rd daily, began 5/30/17
Frontier 4x weekly, begins 4/9/18
Austin Alaska Daily, began 8/28/17
Frontier 3x weekly, begins 4/9/18
Baltimore-Washington Southwest Daily
Boise Southwest Daily begins 4/8/18
Burbank Alaska 3x daily
Cabo San Lucas Southwest Weekly flight begins 3/10/18
Charlotte American Seasonal
Chicago O’Hare United 2x daily
Cincinnati Frontier 3x weekly, begins 4/8/18 Colorado Springs Frontier 4x weekly, begins 4/9/18
Dallas Love Field Alaska Daily, begins 2/16/18 Denver Frontier Daily, begins 10/5/17
Frankfurt Lufthansa 5x weekly
Guadalajara Aeromexico Daily, began 7/1/17
Houston-Hobby Southwest Daily, begins 4/8/18
Las Vegas Frontier 4x weekly, begins 11/1/17
London Heathrow British Airways Daily
Long Beach JetBlue 4x daily
Los Angeles Alaska 4x daily, began 9/20/17
Newark Alaska Daily
United Daily
New Orleans Southwest Weekly flight begins 4/8/18
Orange County Alaska 3x daily
Orlando Southwest Daily, begins 5/6/18
Reno Southwest Daily, began 6/4/17;
2nd daily began 8/6/17
Saint Louis Southwest Daily, begins 4/8/18
Salt Lake City Delta Larger aircraft Southwest 2x daily
San Antonio Frontier 3x weekly, begins 4/8/18
San Diego Alaska 3x daily
Shanghai Air China 3x weekly
Spokane Southwest Daily begins 4/8/18
Tucson Alaska Daily, began 8/28/17
Vancouver Air Canada 3x daily

Enhancing the Passenger Experience

SJC has focused on these hi-tech and high-touch passenger service enhancements in 2017:

SJC’s Successful Summer

– Adding two new gates, 29 and 30, to reduce passengers’ footsteps and enhance airline flight scheduling with an anticipated opening in fall 2017;

– $8.2 million expansion and renovation of the International Arrivals Building, including hi-tech services to expedite arriving international travelers;

– Modernizing the Terminal A Ground Transportation Service Center;

– Placing a new monument sign with a digital feature at Coleman Avenue and Airport Boulevard (one of three SJC gateways);

– The iPal Playground, an interactive play space featuring iPal robots which are currently entertaining kids ages 3-8 at Gate 25; and

– More and improved retail concessions offerings.