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San Jose International Airport (SJC)

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Kim Becker

Director of Aviation

Website

http://www.flysanjose.com/fl/

Address

Norman Y. Mineta – San José International Airport

1701 Airport Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110-1206




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The History of SJC


The City of San José, in partnership with the Citizens Airport Committee, began seeking property for a municipal airport in the late 1920’s. The site selection process took a decade followed by another 10 years of terminal development efforts. The year of 1949 marked the beginning of commercial service with a Southwest Airways DC-3 carrying two pilots, seven passengers and 2,550 baby chickens. From humble beginnings, the airport has grown to serve as Silicon Valley’s airport, home to more than 6,600 tech companies and in the midst of such tech giants as Google, Apple, eBay, Cisco and many, many more. In 2002, the airport was renamed after Norman Y. Mineta, who was the Secretary of Transportation during 9/11. Mr. Mineta also happened to represent San José in the US House of Representatives and served as Mayor of the City of San José.

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Benefitting an Economy Near You


Since 2015, SJC has added 30 daily departures, grown from 29 to 40 non-stop destinations, and has gone from three to eight international carriers – seven of which are foreign-flag carriers. Facilitating over 9 million passengers annually, the airport generates over $3.4 billion in business revenue and an estimated 32,000 jobs in the San José area. The airport recently completed a $1.3 billion modernization program including the construction of the $342 million Terminal B Concourse adding 10 gates to the facility. A consolidated rental car facility, located directly across from Terminal B, was also constructed and is the first in the nation to house a multi-level quick turnaround area (QTA) with underground fuel storage.




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Get into the Green Scene


SJC was the first airport in the western U.S. to be awarded a Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) grant by the FAA in 2009. As a result of the $4.6 million VALE grant and the Airport’s modernization program, all 28 aircraft gates are now equipped with “preconditioned air”and ground power that enable airlines to reduce their use of jet and diesel fuel while parked at the gate. SJC also has a new consolidated rental car facility which reduces the need for bus trips to rental car offices, and decreased the size of the Airport’s bus fleet helping local air quality. The center is topped by a 1MW solar array that supplies 20% of its power.

As part of the City’s Green Vision, SJC has a goal for Zero Waste by 2022. By implementing composting and recycling programs we are currently diverting 85% of our waste from landfill trash.


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Careers at SJC


SJC is a department of the City of San José. Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the City’s website link below.
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Kim Becker

Director of Aviation

Website

http://www.flysanjose.com/fl/

Address

Norman Y. Mineta – San José International Airport

1701 Airport Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110-1206



The City of San José, in partnership with the Citizens Airport Committee, began seeking property for a municipal airport in the late 1920’s. The site selection process took a decade followed by another 10 years of terminal development efforts. The year of 1949 marked the beginning of commercial service with a Southwest Airways DC-3 carrying two pilots, seven passengers and 2,550 baby chickens. From humble beginnings, the airport has grown to serve as Silicon Valley’s airport, home to more than 6,600 tech companies and in the midst of such tech giants as Google, Apple, eBay, Cisco and many, many more. In 2002, the airport was renamed after Norman Y. Mineta, who was the Secretary of Transportation during 9/11. Mr. Mineta also happened to represent San José in the US House of Representatives and served as Mayor of the City of San José.

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Since 2015, SJC has added 30 daily departures, grown from 29 to 40 non-stop destinations, and has gone from three to eight international carriers – seven of which are foreign-flag carriers. Facilitating over 9 million passengers annually, the airport generates over $3.4 billion in business revenue and an estimated 32,000 jobs in the San José area. The airport recently completed a $1.3 billion modernization program including the construction of the $342 million Terminal B Concourse adding 10 gates to the facility. A consolidated rental car facility, located directly across from Terminal B, was also constructed and is the first in the nation to house a multi-level quick turnaround area (QTA) with underground fuel storage.




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  • SJC was the first airport in the western U.S. to be awarded a Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) grant by the FAA in 2009. As a result of the $4.6 million VALE grant and the Airport’s modernization program, all 28 aircraft gates are now equipped with “preconditioned air”and ground power that enable airlines to reduce their use of jet and diesel fuel while parked at the gate. SJC also has a new consolidated rental car facility which reduces the need for bus trips to rental car offices, and decreased the size of the Airport’s bus fleet helping local air quality. The center is topped by a 1MW solar array that supplies 20% of its power.
  • As part of the City’s Green Vision, SJC has a goal for Zero Waste by 2022. By implementing composting and recycling programs we are currently diverting 85% of our waste from landfill trash.


Read more
SJC is a department of the City of San José. Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the City’s website link below.