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San Jose International Airport | SJC

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is based in San Jose, CA, US. Read more about this airport, including what facilities it has, details of the runways and terminals and also what airlines operate from this airport.

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.

San Jose International Airport Location

San Jose Airport is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, near downtown San Jose and 4 miles from the city centre. Other airports in the Bay Area include SFO and OAK. SJC’s precise location can be viewed on the map below:


The airport itself covers 1,050 acres of land, making for a great selection of services and shops at the airport. The airport is fairly modern, and offers many dining options to keep you entertained, and also many facilities to help accessibility and to keep a good experience of the airport.

Facilities Include:

CLEAR security screening


Massage Chairs

Nursing Rooms

Pet Relief Areas

Therapy animals


Free Water Stations

Lounges Include:

Military Lounge: Available to active duty U.S. military travelling on orders. Includes snacks, drinks, comfortable seating, wifi, charging stations, TV and books.

The Club at SJC: Independent lounge with features such as complimentary food and drinks, spacious seating and a place to relax. Day purchases can be bought.


Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
12L/30R 3,353 11,000 Asphalt Concrete
12R/30L 3,535 11,000 Asphalt Concrete


Terminal A

Terminal A opened in 1990 and has 17 gates. Originally, the terminal was built for American Airlines but now is used by other airlines. The terminal has undergone extensive works in 2009 to improve and expand the area to better the facilities such as more ticketing counters, more efficient security checkpoints and more concessions.

Terminal B

Terminal B is the larger of the two terminals, with 19 gates. It is also newer, having only opened in 2010. The terminal features modern art, ticket counters and chairs with USB charging points, giving the airport a very modern feel. The terminal is mainly used for Southwest Airlines, along with Alaska Airlines, Hainan Airlines and British Airways.

Airlines that fly to San Jose International Airport

Air Canada Express Alaska Airlines All Nippon Airways American Airlines
American Eagle British Airways Delta Air Lines Delta Connection
Aerolíneas de frontera Hainan Airlines Hawaiian Airlines JetBlue
Southwest Airlines Aerolíneas Unidas United Express Volaris

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations

Rank Aeropuerto Pasajeros Aerolíneas
1 Los Angeles, California 652,880 Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest
2 Seattle/Tacoma, Washington 618,910 Alaska, Delta, Southwest
3 San Diego, California 568,730 Alaska, Southwest
4 Orange County, California 462,310 Alaska, Southwest
5 Las Vegas, Nevada 441,680 Delta, Frontier, Southwest
6 Phoenix- Sky Harbor, Arizona 416,960 American, Southwest
7 Portland, Oregon 365,740 Alaska, Southwest
8 Denver, Colorado 346,090 Frontier, Southwest, United
9 Burbank, California 341,460 Alaska, JSX, Southwest
10 Salt Lake City, Utah 219,200 Delta, Southwest

Popular International Destinations

Rank Aeropuerto Pasajeros Aerolíneas
1 Guadalajara, Mexico 256,789 Aeromexico, Alaska, Volaris
2 London Heathrow, United Kingdom 107,458 British Airways
3 Tokyo Narita 92,307 ANA
4 San José del Cabo, Mexico 80,175 Alaska, Southwest
5 Vancouver, Canada 58,639 Air Canada
6 Beijing Capital, China 42,822 Hainan
7 Frankfurt, Germany 30,502 lufthansa
8 Shanghai Pudong, China 16,044 Air China
9 Morelia, Mexico 15,334 Volaris
10 Mexico City, Mexico 11,693 Aeromexico

How to get to San Jose International Airport

By Road

You can access the airport from a number of key roads, including Highway 85, Highway 87, Highway 101 (Southbound and Northbound). There are a number of airport-owned car parks that you can use to leave your car for your trip or holiday.

By Public Transport

There are a number of options of public transport to and from the airport. Trains and buses regularly run from destinations around the airport to destinations within Amtrak and Santa Clara.