Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) has broken ground on a facility that will include up to six boarding gates, according to Fentress Architects, which has teamed with Hensel Phelps Construction Company for the project. The facility is expected to open in summer 2019.
In an announcement earlier this year, SJC said the facility will accommodate record passenger growth at the airport. In the first quarter of 2018, SJC’s passenger traffic grew 18.5 percent compared to the same three-month period last year. The airport expects to serve 14.2 million passengers in 2018, equaling peak passenger levels reached in 2001.
The budgeted $58 million facility will include five gates with passenger boarding bridges, a sixth gate position to be ground loaded, a 15,000-square-foot, 550-person hold room, and additional concession space, Fentress says.