Marks 21 Consecutive Months of Passenger Growth
San José, Calif., 2014-10-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) marked 21 consecutive months of passenger traffic growth in September 2014, with a 9.9 percent increase in travelers compared to the same month last year. SJC served 788,249 departing and arriving passengers in September, for an overall calendar-year-to-date increase of 7.2 percent.
Passenger growth in September is attributed to airlines reporting strong passenger loads overall, and new or expanded nonstop service as follows:
- Alaska Airlines which inaugurated a daily flight to Salt Lake City in June, and added seating capacity to Portland;
- Delta Air Lines with new service to Seattle in May;
- Hawaiian Airlines’ wide-body service to Honolulu which operated daily, compared to three times per week the prior year; and
- Southwest Airlines which added frequency to Denver and Los Angeles, and offered Boeing 737 aircraft with larger seating capacity on some routes.
“We are so pleased for the healthy passenger increase of 9.9 percent in September, and that our growth trend continues beyond the peak summer travel season,” said Director of Aviation Kim Becker Aguirre. “This growth indicates Silicon Valley travelers are responding favorably to new and expanded service by our carriers. Whether travel is for business or leisure, passengers tell us they choose SJC for reliable and on-time flights, and our five-star customer service experience.”
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 8.8 million passengers in 2013, a 5.9 percent increase year-over-year, and was the second fastest growing medium hub airport in the US. SJC offers approximately 135 daily flights on 10 domestic and international carriers to 29 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 two 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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