The San Jose City Council has approved a plan to build a $50 million interim facility with four additional boarding gates at Mineta San Jose International to open in the summer of 2019.
Interim gates 31-34 will be connected to Terminal B on the south end. The gates will offer additional hold room space for passengers, improve flight scheduling flexibility, and decrease on-airport delays, according to the airport. The facility is expected to be used for up to seven years while concurrent planning and construction is underway for permanent gates and support facilities.
In the first quarter of this year, San Jose's passenger traffic grew 18.5 percent compared with the same three-month period last year. Based upon recent service increases and announced plans for additional nonstop routes, the airport said it expects to serve 14.2 million passengers in 2018, equaling peak passenger levels in 2001.