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Silicon Valley airport to get new gates

A new interim boarding facility is to be built at Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) to give extra capacity while permanent expansion is taking place.

San José City Council has approved a plan by airport staff to build the facility with four additional boarding gates by summer 2019.

The project cost is estimated at US$50m and the new gates are expected to be used for up to seven years while concurrent planning and construction is under way for permanent gates and support facilities.

In the first quarter 2018, SJC’s passenger traffic grew 18.5% compared to the same three-month period last year. The airport is expected to serve 14.2 million passengers in 2018, equaling peak passenger levels in 2001.

Interim gates 31-34 will be constructed and connected to Terminal B on the south end. Once open in July 2019, the gates will offer additional hold room space for passengers. The additional gate capacity will also improve flight scheduling flexibility and decrease on-airport delays for SJC airlines to accommodate their current operations and planned growth.

The four new gates are necessary even with three new gates that were opened over the past few months.

 

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This article was published on 3 May 2018 (last updated on 3 May 2018).

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