Passenger Traffic Growth for Silicon Valley’s Airport in January

2.9 Percent Increase During Typically Slower Travel Month

Passenger traffic increased a moderate 2.9 percent at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in January 2015 compared to the same month in 2014. SJC served 687,743 departing and arriving passengers in January.

The increase in travelers is due to new and expanded nonstop service to several destinations. These include Seattle on Delta Air Lines, Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines, and Southwest Airlines to some of the 12 markets it serves from SJC, particularly Los Angeles and Phoenix for Super Bowl XLIX.

“Our growth trend continued with a 2.9 percent increase in travelers in January, a month that is typically slower for airline travel,” said Director of Aviation Kim Becker Aguirre. “We appreciate the ongoing support of our airlines that offer the air service our community has asked for, and our business and leisure travelers who continue to fly our carriers at Silicon Valley’s airport.”

The upward trend at SJC is expected to continue into 2015 because of expanded air service choices for Silicon Valley travelers, and continued growth in the local and global economy. Southwest Airlines, SJC’s largest carrier, will inaugurate daily nonstop service to Dallas Love Field on April 8. Hainan Airlines will launch first-ever nonstop service between Silicon Valley and Beijing, China, on June 15. Hainan will operate five flights per week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – on modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, marking the carrier’s entry into the Bay Area market through the convenient SJC gateway.

About Mineta San José International Airport
Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is Silicon Valley’s airport, a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San José. SJC served 9.4 million passengers in 2014, a 7 percent increase year-over-year. SJC offers approximately 130 daily flights on 11 domestic and international carriers to 31 nonstop destinations.

SJC’s five-star customer service experience sets it apart from other Bay Area and US airports. Airlines and passengers respond positively to SJC’s customer amenities, including modern terminal buildings, free and fast WiFi, comfortable seating with built-in power outlets, a luxurious, award-winning lounge open to all travelers, a rental car center conveniently located across from the terminals and Global Entry kiosks to expedite arriving international passengers. Silicon Valley’s airport is located in San José, California’s third largest city and the nation’s tenth largest city. SJC facts can be found here. For more airport information, visit www.flysanjose.com.

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