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NEWS Last modified on December 30, 2014

San José passenger traffic up by 7.1% in November

Mineta San José International Airport passenger traffic increased by 7.1% in November 2014 compared to the same month last year.

The gateway served 770,286 departing and arriving passengers in November, for an overall calendar-year-to-date increase of 7.2%.

Passenger growth in November is attributed to increased demand for travel during the 12-day Thanksgiving air travel period, airlines reporting strong passenger loads overall, and new or expanded nonstop services.

They included Alaska Airlines which inaugurated a daily flight to Salt Lake City in June, additional flights to Portland and Seattle, and more seats to Honolulu; Delta Air Lines with a new a new service to Seattle in May; and Southwest Airlines with more flights to Denver, Los Angeles, Orange County and Seattle.

Director of aviation, Kim Becker Aguirre, explains: “November marked another month of healthy passenger growth at Mineta San José International Airport as travelers chose convenience and reliable service for their business and holiday travel need.

“Airport staff and partners are committed to providing an excellent experience for travelers and we’re pleased our community continues to choose Silicon Valley’s airport.”

Mineta San José International Airport is Silicon Valley’s airport, a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San José, and served 8.8 million passengers in 2013.

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