A million passengers flew through San Jose airport in May, highest since pandemic

More than a million passengers flew through San Jose International Airport in May, making it the first month that passenger traffic has reached seven figures since the pandemic began.
More than a million passengers flew through San Jose International Airport in May, making it the first month that passenger traffic has reached seven figures since the pandemic began. Photo credit Getty Images

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) – More than a million passengers flew through San Jose International Airport in May, making it the first month that passenger traffic has reached seven figures since the pandemic began.

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A total of 1,009,203 travelers flew through the Mineta San Jose International Airport, which is nearly double the passenger traffic in May of the last year, according to an SJC press release. Traveler traffic increased by more than 116% during the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, the release said

"Crossing the one million mark, though still short of the record numbers we saw just prior to the Pandemic, puts SJC back in the range of monthly activity that we saw as recently as 2018 – and well on our way to recovery," SJC Director of Aviation John Aitken said.

The airport also reported an increase in parking by more than 45% over the same time last year.

Along with the boost in passengers San Jose airport is getting new routes like daily direct flights from San Jose to London via British Airways and a Japanese budget airliner ZIPAIR, which plans to start offering direct flights from San Jose to Tokyo this December.

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