Published on : Tuesday, December 31, 2013
This is the eleventh consecutive month of year-over-year increased passenger traffic, for an overall calendar year-to-date increase of 5.0 percent.
The passenger growth trend at SJC is due to expanded air service choices for Silicon Valley
travelers, new carriers serving San José, and an improving local and global economy, and is
expected to continue into the new year.
SJC added two new airlines in 2013. All Nippon Airways now has daily flights to Tokyo-arita on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after its initial launch in January. Virgin America arrived at SJC in May, and along with Delta Air Lines each added four daily flights to Los Angeles.
“We’re pleased this growth trend continued in November 2013,” said Acting Assistant Director of Aviation John Aitken. “With the majority of the Thanksgiving travelers returning in December this year, we anticipate a positive increase in December as well. Our two new airlines, All Nippon Airways and Virgin America, continue to have strong bookings, and we look forward to more growth at SJC in 2014.”
In response to increased demand from Silicon Valley travelers, three airlines will expand service at SJC in 2014. Southwest Airlines will add one daily nonstop flight each to Denver, San Diego, Seattle and Orange County beginning April 8. Delta Air Lines will add four daily nonstopflights to Seattle beginning May 29. Alaska Airlines will launch daily nonstop service to Salt Lake City effective June 12.
With 13 domestic and international airlines, more nonstop destinations and increased flights, SJC wants even more Silicon Valley and greater Bay Area travelers to choose Silicon Valley’s Airport. The “Fly San Jose” campaign reminds the community of the value, ease and excellent on-time record SJC offers due to San Jose’s 330 days of sunshine annually. Ads can be seen on Highway 101 billboards, online and in newspapers, and heard on local radio stations.
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