About San Jose International Airport
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (IATA: SJC), commonly referred to as San Jose International Airport is an international airport located in San Jose, California, United States. Named after the former Transport Secretary, Norman Mineta, a native of San Jose, this airport is city-owned. San Jose Airport serves the areas of Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley, making it the Bay Area’s second-busiest airport in terms of boarding passengers, despite San Jose being the largest city in the Bay Area. 2018 saw the airport deal with 14.32 million passengers, across 197 thousand aircraft operations.
There are currently no airlines hubbed at this airport, but Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines all have focus city operations at this airport.
The idea of the airport was first conceived in the 1940s, where a runway, hangar and office building was built. The airport was first opened as San Jose Municipal Airport in 1965.